Ironman participants prepare bikes for the big day

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by TAYLOR VIYDO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 29 at 4:43 AM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho—Coeur d’Alene Ironman participants were making sure every piece of their equipment was ready on Saturday.    

Megan Hoefer wanted to make sure her Ironman bike was fitted and tricked out for Sunday’s race.

“These are the carbon canisters, so if I get a flat, I can use those to fill up my tire without a pump,” said Hoefer. "We spend a lot of time getting it tuned up and riding on it. And it's the piece of equipment that's going to get me the farthest distance. So it's super important."

Hoefer said her bike was more expensive that the car she drove.

Staff keep an eye on the bikes while participants take part in the other legs of Ironman.

Hoefer said she had plenty on her mind as she prepared for biking 112 miles at Ironman on Sunday.

“I worry about my tires getting flat overnight. I leave my fuel on, but worry about something happening to it. A bottle that's leaking. There's just so much stress about this event,” said Hoefer.
 

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