I sent out the following message to the members of the local tri club and I am opening up this clinic to others as well...
I have been approached by a few folks wanting help with basic but important mechanical issues they are concerned with during their upcoming big race.
Firstly, I will cover how to deal with a flat tire... not the bull sh&t flat tire class you see in a club meeting, but how to deal with the situation step by step... from before you get off the bike to getting back on the bike during a race. Not only fixing or changing your tube, but fixing a slash in your tire.
The second issue is a broken spoke. With aero forks and hidden brakes this is a concern. One pro racer at KONA DNF'D because his wheel was rubbing his brakes (2013).
The third issue is a preventative maintenance check... checking, cables, chain, gears, etc. In 2012 a pro racer DNF'd Kone because his derailleur cable broke.
I am hosting this clinic this Monday evening Aug 11 at 6PM at my studio. Please contact me if you are interested.
Over thirty years experience of making mistakes should count for something:)