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2009-06-10 6:18 PM
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You only get 1 Special Needs bag. One for the bike and one for the run. Put whatever you want in there be it food or replacement gear like socks, spare CO2 cartridges, Peeps etc


2009-06-10 7:55 PM
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I could probably do thursday early swim.  7:30 is most likely fine but I'm sharing a car with others so we'll have to all coordinate...
2009-06-10 9:25 PM
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Best of luck to all you IMCDA warriors. I'll be there cheering you on with a look of "I should have signed up again" on my face.

2009-06-10 10:36 PM
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I am in for the Friday morning swim.   Let me know time and location.   I get in Thursday afternoon and will be solo until Friday afternoon. 

2009-06-11 4:56 AM
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Is anyone planning on doing some pre riding? I am thinking of Thurs going out for a few miles and then driving the remainder of the course . For those of you from out there, where would be best to explore? I'm thinking the most difficult section, tricky corners etc. Just want to do a test ride of the bike and get the lay of the land some.

As for the swim I don't know the schedule yet but Thurs or Fri works for me...
2009-06-11 5:50 AM
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I'm up for the swim on Friday morning. 

I'd like to ride part of the route Thursday evening.  Locals.  If we only have 1 hour to ride, what should we focus on?  If we have a second hour? 



2009-06-11 7:05 AM
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I would ride part of the north hill loop.

(See IMCDA Map)
Park at the baseball field just south of 4th and Honeysuckle.

Follow the course until Dodd and Rimrock (At this point either continue north for the Ohio Match Road out-n-back, or cut the loop short and head south on Rimrock.

At the corner of Rimrock and Lancaster the course turns onto Lancaster.  I never ride the Lancaster section.  The shoulder on the Lancaster downhill is rough (on race day with no traffic it will be fine).  Instead I continue south on Rimrock and cross Lancaster.  Rimrock with tie into Lakeview, at this point ride the course backwards until you get back to your car.

Bad corners to look at:
Lakeview and Rimrock - tight 180 degree turn, pavement leading into corner is bumpy.
English Point downhill - 180 degree turn at the bottom of a fast downhill.  After this corner the road narrows, watch for driveways.

If you just want to ride and check people/bikes out then the Higgins Point out-n-back is another option.

 

2009-06-11 7:09 AM
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As T suggested, I will ride the Higgins Point out and back on Thursday evening.  It's a beautiful ride that hugs the lake. 

2009-06-11 7:22 AM
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I'm bib 1140!!! Bike leaves today, holy smokes!
2009-06-11 7:41 AM
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#331 here. I'll probably be out there Wednesday and Friday morning to swim (its only a 45 minute drive for me ). Us BT peeps should have a flag we carry around for recognition or something (jk). Hope everyone is ready...I wasn't nervous until I started reading all of your posts. Thanks guys!

Water temp is pretty good, weather forecast shows a high of around 70 with some clouds and thunderstorms...yikes - could be interesting...good thing I have a rubber bike (or legs??).
2009-06-11 9:24 AM
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I'd certainly rather it not rain but if it does it does.  What I am worried about is the thunder.  Does thunder have to mean lightning (from So Cal there is no thunder or lightning here) and if it does how does WTC react?  Would they cancel the race?????

Both times I've used Tri Bike Transport it has been dry weather and the bikes were out in the open.  Do they have a tent to store the bikes in while they are waiting to be picked up?



2009-06-11 9:38 AM
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I'm not sure about race cancellation or anything like that due to adverse weather. I would say that a good majority of the time there is one, there is the other (thunder and lightning) in this area. I would also imagine that it wouldn't be very significant until later in the evening anyhow.

What we don't want is the wind to accompany the other stuff. A little thunder, sprinkle of rain, bolts of lightning...no big deal. However, a really windy day could be chaotic (though wind is not in the forecast...knock on wood).

I'm not sure about the bike transport either. I would imagine they would take the best care of your gear as possible...we'll see. I'm guessing the weather will be fine...10 days out is usually a shot in the dark.
2009-06-11 10:18 AM
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triseattle - 2009-06-11 9:38 AM I'm guessing the weather will be fine...10 days out is usually a shot in the dark.

well, seeing as how yesterday's forecast called for a high of 86 on race day, and today's forecast calls for a high of 69 on race day...um, yeah

2009-06-11 10:22 AM
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Birkierunner - 2009-06-11 10:18 AM

well, seeing as how yesterday's forecast called for a high of 86 on race day, and today's forecast calls for a high of 69 on race day...um, yeah

I'd be happy if it were right around the average of those two!

2009-06-11 10:22 AM
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Last year it rained a little the night before. Smart people covered their bikes with big trash bags. I will be bring some this year.
2009-06-11 10:24 AM
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For those of you who have ridden the course: what are the road conditions like?  Is it foolish to ride w/ latex tubes or are conditions smooth enough that pinch flats shouldnt be much of a concern?

 

I have latex tubes for shorter races, but I'm thinking they aren't worth the risk for an IM. 



2009-06-11 10:57 AM
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AndrewMT - 2009-06-11 7:24 AM

For those of you who have ridden the course: what are the road conditions like?  Is it foolish to ride w/ latex tubes or are conditions smooth enough that pinch flats shouldnt be much of a concern?

 

I have latex tubes for shorter races, but I'm thinking they aren't worth the risk for an IM. 

I wouldn't use latex tubes, but that's just me.  There are several sections of the bike course that can be rough if you don't know all the little potholes.  Bennet Bay hill has some rough spots, although the worst of it was just newly re-paved about a week ago.  There are small potholes on English Point, down the hill on Ohio Match, and as T mentioned earlier the downhill portion of Lancaster to Govt Way is pretty rough.  So in other words, pinch flats might be an issue if you use fragile tubes.  Some good news though, most of Lancaster has been widened and re-paved and with the exception of the downhill part, is really nice compared to years past.  Everyone travel safely!

2009-06-12 6:01 AM
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Well, the McDaniel clan leaves today for CdA.  This is our vacation, as well, so our first stop is Mt. Rushmore.  For those of you on FB, I will be posting pictures on there almost daily (unless it is a day of driving & there may be a couple of those).  Don't forget, if you need us to bring CO cartridges, let us know.  See everyone there!
2009-06-12 6:43 AM
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Would it be too much to hope that the weatherman is right for once?
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High 71°F
Low 49°F
Precip 20 %
2009-06-12 7:27 AM
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My wife and I are putting together a pre-race dinner Saturday night.  There are details in my log for anyone who is interested.  She would like to get a head count by early next week. 

2009-06-12 9:02 AM
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McFuzz - 2009-06-12 6:43 AM

Would it be too much to hope that the weatherman is right for once?
Jun 21

Mostly Cloudy
High 71°F
Low 49°F
Precip 20 %

that's way different than what Accuweather is saying right now...but I won't bother posting it cuz it will change by lunchtime



2009-06-12 9:13 AM
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captantony - 2009-06-11 7:09 AM

As T suggested, I will ride the Higgins Point out and back on Thursday evening.  It's a beautiful ride that hugs the lake. 



Sorry I won't be with you this time around.  Dang, I wish I was doing this race. . .   !!!!!
2009-06-12 3:56 PM
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What a nightmare, seem to have picked up an injury to left knee.
Spent the day icing and taking ibprofen.
I hope that a few days extra rest will see me right.

To stop me from still riding tomorrow, I have packed my bike in it's bike box ready for flying on Tuesday....Just hope I manage to get it back together.

Need to stock up on Co2 when I get over there. Just hope that the local bike shop doesn't hike the prices up. Last year in Lanzarote i had to pay almost $6 per small canister!
I was almost hoping to get a puncture just to get my monies worth!!
2009-06-12 6:12 PM
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At this point all the real training is done.  Best thing to do is rest and get healed up so you can reach IMCDA injury free.  

There are several places in the CDA / Spokane area to pick up CO2. 

2009-06-12 6:20 PM
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Wow, 25 pages on this post.....is there something going on in Coeur d'Alene next weekend?
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