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2008-04-22 9:33 AM

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Subject: Keuka Lake Triathlon
Only 7 weeks to go! Is everyone getting set to kick the season off with a bang?

At least the weather has been warm recently. Maybe the water temp will be above freezing!

Edited by clarkar12 2008-04-22 9:34 AM


2008-04-22 10:03 AM
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clarkar12 - 2008-04-22 10:33 AM Maybe the water temp will be above freezing!

You've never done this race have you? Smile


2008-04-22 10:26 AM
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It was just wishful thinking...or should I say, very optimistic & wishful thinking!

I know all too well that Keuka, Seneca and Cayuga lakes never really warmup, but that's what makes the Finger Lakes Series so much fun. At least we can count on a real "cool-down" after finishing!
2008-05-27 8:19 AM
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The lake temp was about 60 degrees on Sunday. 

This past weekend, I drove much of the Oly bike course.  The road definitely not in great condition.

Much of it appears to be older pavement.  Its been patched a fair amount.  The first 10 miles or so is relatively flat.  Much of this is on a wide 2 lane road with big shoulders. 

 

Then there is a long long climb.  Several miles long.  It goes up, hits a curve, then keeps on going and going.  The pavement on most of this uphill is coarse that’s also older.  No shoulders on this road.  The road peaks in the middle and has fairly significant slopes off to the sides.  After the long climb, there’s a couple of miles plus of an out and back.

 

 

It then goes downhill for several miles.  Not real steep, but a long decline.  This road type is also the older, peaked stuff that slopes quickly to the sides. Two lane road with no shoulder.   I’m actually a bit nervous about the speeds people will be going here and the relatively poor road quality.

 

 

This long downhill eventually comes back to the main highway with broad shoulders.  Fairly flat until the turn in back to the college.  Downhill after the turn in.

 

2008-05-27 8:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Keuka Lake Triathlon

Thanks for the update Rob!! It doesn't look like they've put any work in the roads since last year. I too am a bit nervous about the road conditions on that downhill, I remember a very fast ride down that hill last year and a small pothole or gravel at 45+ mph is a nightmare.

I think the water will be mid to high 60's by race day with the warmer nights predicted for this week. Either way I will be sure my bladder is full at the beginning of the race!! Consider this a warning to anyone that might be looking for a draft in the first leg of the race.

2008-05-27 12:00 PM
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Good points about the roads. They're not in the best of shape and that downhill can get fast.

Score-This! typically does a good job of marking  problem areas with paint, but at speed you can be on top of a pothole before you see it. This is a good course to practice your bunny hopping skills for.



2008-05-27 8:24 PM
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If I thought I could hang on to your draft for the swim Bob, I'd have to take the bonus warmth too!
2008-05-28 12:38 PM
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Anyone else staying in the dorms? Keg party time.
2008-05-30 10:35 AM
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According to Rich Clark, head of Score-This, the water temp on 5/29 was 54 degrees measured 18 inches deep in 3 different locations.  

To paraphrase my friend, Trixie, "HOLYMOTHEREFFINGSHIPBALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!"  That is brutally cold.

2008-05-30 3:37 PM
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weather.com says it is supposed to be in the mid to upper 70s all this week (hitting 80 on Friday)...perhaps that will get the water into a more manageable temperature!
2008-05-30 4:39 PM
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Ridgelake - 2008-05-30 11:35 AM

According to Rich Clark, head of Score-This, the water temp on 5/29 was 54 degrees measured 18 inches deep in 3 different locations.

To paraphrase my friend, Trixie, "HOLYMOTHEREFFINGSHIPBALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!" That is brutally cold.

SHRINKAGE!!!!!! 



2008-05-31 10:46 AM
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Subject: RE: Keuka Lake Triathlon
I may have to attach a HOT coffee to one of the buoys during warmup so that I have something to look forward to during the swim. =)
2008-06-02 8:14 AM
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Scattered T Storms for most of this week in Keuka, including Sunday. =(
2008-06-02 3:00 PM
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As of 6/2....according to the race website...the current temp is (drumroll please)...still 54!

I did this race last year and from what I remember the lake temp was 66 and I thought it was brisk.  I'm not looking forward to that initial shock this Sunday.

2008-06-02 4:34 PM
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It has been a cool spring, but the air temp is warming up this week and if we get some rain over the next few days that could help to warm up the top of the lake.

Still, having done this race a few times, I've learned to treat being able to feel my toes during the bike as a bonus.

2008-06-03 8:00 AM
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Ok, we all know about the freezing cold lake temps.  Is everyone also ready to burn up afterwards?  Forecasts last night were talking about high of about 90 and humid starting on Friday and going through the weekend.

This should make for an interesting day of racing.....



2008-06-03 3:04 PM
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Up to 58 today per Rich Clark, head of Score-This.
2008-06-03 3:07 PM
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Ridgelake - 2008-06-03 4:04 PM Up to 58 today per Rich Clark, head of Score-This.

 WOO!!! WOO!!!!! Or should I say WEE!! WEE!!

2008-06-04 7:17 AM
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Here's hoping that it might break 60 by Sunday!  Looking at the air temps on weather.com from Friday onward I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

97 on Friday / 95 on Saturday / 91 on Sunday

 



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2008-06-04 2:48 PM
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Hot weather and no water stations on the bike route ain't going to be pretty. Guess I'd rather hope for warm water to swim in then cold water in a bottle on the bike.
2008-06-04 3:05 PM
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WittyCityGirl - 2008-06-04 3:48 PM Hot weather and no water stations on the bike route ain't going to be pretty. Guess I'd rather hope for warm water to swim in then cold water in a bottle on the bike.

This is where the NeverReach comes in very handy!!



2008-06-04 3:39 PM
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Thanks for the link! Someone was just telling me about this product today. I may have to seriously consider it for future races.

I have to take back the water comment though...it may make some prone to hyponatremia, especially if it's as hot as they say it will be.
2008-06-04 3:46 PM
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I'm almost laughing at the uniqueness of the conditions we'll be facing.  What other race has water that is cold enough to cause hypothermia and air that has heat/humidity typical of Florida?  I can't imagine that anyone doing this race will be accustomed to training in similar conditions. 

Doubt too many PRs happen.  But it will make for some interesting stories!

2008-06-05 6:47 AM
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Subject: RE: Keuka Lake Triathlon
I'm going to be at the race with my son Matt who is 9. He's registered for the kids tri, in the 95 degree heat no less. Is anyone else bringing their kids? He'll be my cheering squad during the Oly and would love to have someone to hang out with.
2008-06-05 7:49 AM
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rstocks3 - 2008-06-05 7:47 AM I'm going to be at the race with my son Matt who is 9. He's registered for the kids tri, in the 95 degree heat no less. Is anyone else bringing their kids? He'll be my cheering squad during the Oly and would love to have someone to hang out with.

I'm bringing Dudley. He's not a kid, but frequently behaves like one. 

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