Just have to interject, as a womens who was thinks similar things about myself re. extra luggage. I saw the pic of your bike fit on the other forum, and my impression was "wow -- she looks strong and awesome".
Really? Wow. Thank you. I wish you were my mirror! I've worked my ass off this year to lighten the luggage. As mum always says, exercise makes fitness, food makes fat. I just love my food. And my girlfriends and I are all empty nesters now with our kids off adulting so we are having way too much fun with our freedom.
Related to kits, anybody ever have the front zipper of your kit dig into the mummy tummy? I'm thinking about duck taping my tummy right where the bottom of the zipper hits for races. Would duck tape work? It isn't a problem in the shorter races, but the 70.3 distance is enough pedaling in aero where the kit zipper is pushed down into my crunched up gut and it just keeps on digging in (and it isn't glide-fixable; tried that).
San Luis Obispo, CA
Born a swimmer, borrowed a bike, laced up some runners, and the rest just fell into place for a solid MOP life.