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Who's signed up? Did anyone receive a book in the mail? I got a signed copy of the "25 Years of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship" by Bob Babbitt, signed by Mr. Babbitt. He wishes me luck in the Tri Rock and I was wondering if this was swag for registering? I don't see anything on their website and I'm wondering why I got it. Don't get me wrong, it's very cool. Just curious.



2014-02-20 9:26 AM
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I'm registered, have received no such swag!
2014-02-21 8:37 AM
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Yeah, I'm not sure that's where it comes from. It might have been a friend who sent it to me. That's why I'm asking. Just not sure.

2014-02-23 11:42 AM
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No swag for me

2014-03-17 3:14 PM
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I'm in. I swore I wasn't doing it, but it's so close to my house. 10 minutes by bike.

2014-03-18 3:30 PM
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I'm in. I swore I wasn't doing it, but it's so close to my house. 10 minutes by bike.

Why didn't you originally want to do it?  Last year was my first and I thought it was an outstanding race.  A bit pricey, yes, but I still enjoyed it.



2014-03-19 2:46 PM
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Originally posted by BrianRunsPhilly

I'm in. I swore I wasn't doing it, but it's so close to my house. 10 minutes by bike.

Why didn't you originally want to do it?  Last year was my first and I thought it was an outstanding race.  A bit pricey, yes, but I still enjoyed it.


I've done it 3 times. It's a crowded course and I'm not a fan of the TriRock events in general.

2014-03-19 3:49 PM
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Originally posted by C_Hassard

Originally posted by BrianRunsPhilly

I'm in. I swore I wasn't doing it, but it's so close to my house. 10 minutes by bike.

Why didn't you originally want to do it?  Last year was my first and I thought it was an outstanding race.  A bit pricey, yes, but I still enjoyed it.


I've done it 3 times. It's a crowded course and I'm not a fan of the TriRock events in general.

Just too much going on in the TriRock races with all the music and everything?

For the crowds, I definitely did notice that on the 2nd lap of the bike course.  Luckily, the swim is my strong leg so I was out in the front going into the bike and there wasn't many people on the first lap.  Coming through that second lap when people were coming out of T1, it was congested.

2014-03-21 8:18 AM
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Originally posted by BrianRunsPhilly

Originally posted by C_Hassard

Originally posted by BrianRunsPhilly

I'm in. I swore I wasn't doing it, but it's so close to my house. 10 minutes by bike.

Why didn't you originally want to do it?  Last year was my first and I thought it was an outstanding race.  A bit pricey, yes, but I still enjoyed it.


I've done it 3 times. It's a crowded course and I'm not a fan of the TriRock events in general.

Just too much going on in the TriRock races with all the music and everything?

For the crowds, I definitely did notice that on the 2nd lap of the bike course.  Luckily, the swim is my strong leg so I was out in the front going into the bike and there wasn't many people on the first lap.  Coming through that second lap when people were coming out of T1, it was congested.

The focus on TriRock events seems to be the party more than the race. That and I think I'm turning into a 'get off my lawn' kind of guy. Too loud! My issue is definitely the bike course. It's technical as it is, and you get a lot of people who haven't biked the course or done any hills. I don't consider Lemon Hill much of a climb, but there are people who basically come to a stop and you have to swerve around them. Now, if I was a decent swimmer I'd probably avoid most of that, but I'm not

My whole club will be there with our tent and BBQ, so it will be fun.

2014-03-26 9:41 AM
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Originally posted by C_Hassard

Originally posted by BrianRunsPhilly

Originally posted by C_Hassard

Originally posted by BrianRunsPhilly

I'm in. I swore I wasn't doing it, but it's so close to my house. 10 minutes by bike.

Why didn't you originally want to do it?  Last year was my first and I thought it was an outstanding race.  A bit pricey, yes, but I still enjoyed it.


I've done it 3 times. It's a crowded course and I'm not a fan of the TriRock events in general.

Just too much going on in the TriRock races with all the music and everything?

For the crowds, I definitely did notice that on the 2nd lap of the bike course.  Luckily, the swim is my strong leg so I was out in the front going into the bike and there wasn't many people on the first lap.  Coming through that second lap when people were coming out of T1, it was congested.

The focus on TriRock events seems to be the party more than the race. That and I think I'm turning into a 'get off my lawn' kind of guy. Too loud! My issue is definitely the bike course. It's technical as it is, and you get a lot of people who haven't biked the course or done any hills. I don't consider Lemon Hill much of a climb, but there are people who basically come to a stop and you have to swerve around them. Now, if I was a decent swimmer I'd probably avoid most of that, but I'm not

My whole club will be there with our tent and BBQ, so it will be fun.




I've never done that one, but helped out about 5 years ago(I think it was called something else then) when a friend was doing it. I saw so many accidents at the bike start / turn around that it totally turned me off to wanting to do it. Way too crowded of a bike coarse.
2014-03-27 8:47 AM
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Last year's Oly was my first Triathlon and I really enjoyed it.

I may do it again this year and will decide the day before the race.

If there has been no rain leading up the event and the forecast is clear then the swim will be on and I will go the Expo and sign-up. However, if there has been a decent rainstorm in the days leading up to the race there is a good chance the swim will be cancelled. Apparently this happens frequently.

I'm not interested in a run-bike-run event at this price.

Hope its clear and to see you there.

Bob


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