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2009-03-26 6:54 PM
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Just got the new helmet in today! 


Now I will get that extra 2 watts.

My birthday is Thurs and we are plannig on driving down that night.  Friday is just "make sure everything works" and relax day.  I will be at the expo I am sure wasting money.

 

Gonna race this in the LA tri race top.  

 

bib 2610 in the 30-34 AG but I have no idea what wave I am racing in.  Really hoping it's not the last one!  That's just a little intimidating.



2009-03-27 1:53 PM
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TriAya - 2009-03-26 2:31 PM
nevergivin - 2009-03-26 6:53 AM
devouahy - 2009-03-25 6:30 AM

Oh my Lord!! Can't believe that the race is next weekend!!

So on the good side, I still have not seen a BT get together on Friday for lunch. Anyone with suggestions?

Robins nest?

Harbor fish and chips?

Those are really good suggestions but unfortunately probably won't be able to seat together as many athletes/supporters as we'll have

Yes, I am coming as Faeron's sherpa I'll be out there holding a giant GO BT neon-colored sign as well, so hopefully I can be some encouragement to all of you out on the course

We went to a really great Italian restaurant last year--plenty of seating and lots of choices whether you want a grease-laden Alfredo or a light salad with seafood--how does that sound?

What about meeting up next to the bridge that overlooks the expo and we can all walk up together?

 

Did not even consider that, sorry, saw fried twinkies on the menu so I figured how could it be a bad place!

2009-03-27 2:17 PM
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My bib is 2110! Good luck to everyone!!!

(phew, I am getting nervous)

One note about the bathrooms on the bike: there are a lot more on the way out then on the way back. I don't think there are any in the last 10 miles.
2009-03-27 2:20 PM
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Are these marked as aid stations on the Athlete guide, or are there additional ones not noted?
2009-03-27 3:15 PM
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wyndswept - 2009-03-27 12:17 PM My bib is 2110! Good luck to everyone!!! (phew, I am getting nervous) One note about the bathrooms on the bike: there are a lot more on the way out then on the way back. I don't think there are any in the last 10 miles.

Hey!!!!!!!!!! Why is everyone getting nervous that has already done this race? That is what's making me nervous!

2009-03-27 6:42 PM
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Finally got my race lodging figured out.  Been debating for a few weeks now on location vs. price vs. convienence for the family. Ended up at one of the timeshare resorts with decent reviews, although from the comments of the Amtrack 200ft away going by every 20 minutes all day and night I have flashbacks of scenes from My Cousin Vinny!

 



2009-03-27 7:11 PM
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I'm sure everyone has seen it by now, but if you haven't, I have a good description of the bike course and how to pace it by a good friend's old coach (coached her to Kona twice).  If not, PM me and I'll try to dig it up
2009-03-28 11:12 PM
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I Just got back on to the BT today, hope everone is great and ready for the race, got to train with Hans (devouahy) last week and he looked great, It was the first training I got to do in two weeks due to a lung infection that Kicked my butt! I got to do a few small rides, runs and swims i'm still going for the race and hope all the training from prior months kick back in, but feeling scared, but I think I should do fine. I would love to do a dinner on Sat night do to being very busy with friends and family. My bib number is 1089, I'm going to be riding a Fuji road bike with bolt-on aero bars. Hope to see all of you and have a great and fun race!!!!, Jazz sorry to hear about your wetsuit and bag, and thanks for the inspires, and triaya I be looking for your sign.
2009-03-30 6:25 PM
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Anyone in for an ocean swim on Thursday? Let me know and we get a group together if enough people are interested.
2009-03-30 6:40 PM
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Good luck to everyone racing this weekend
2009-03-30 9:56 PM
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Thursdays Plan for HIM CA

   0900 -  Open water swim at Oceanside pier. Same thing we did last year. Meet up by the stairs, then we head out into the water. I will be wearing my BT shirt that day.

   1000 - Go for a 30min bike ride around town, just enough to stretch the legs

   1100 - Go for a short (OK. very short run for me) to loosen the legs. Feel free to enjoy.

 This is a rough estimate. I'm planning on just doing the swim, then a 30min bike, then a 15min run. Just enough to loosen up everything. Bike/Run times are estimates unless some people want to show up just for that cause.

 Please confirm on who will be there. Kevin, I know I'm expecting you there.

PM me if you need my cell number. Good luck to all.



2009-03-31 4:02 PM
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I've been looking at the weather forecast for Saturday. Looks like it will be sunny with a high of 65F. Oceanside water temp is 59.9F according to wavewatch.com.

So how is everyone dressing for the weather?

If the weather predictions hold, I'm going with fullsuit and race cap for the swim. Toe covers, tri shorts, tri top, arm warmers and gloves for the bike. The run should be sunny so a full cap to protect my bald head

I imagine the first part of the bike might be cold. A good tip I got from that other site is to put some bubble wrap under your top, similar to what roadies do with newspapers as they descend.



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2009-03-31 4:11 PM
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Swim: I've got a new full wetsuit and neoprene cap.  Hoping to get a short swim in by the pier late Thursday to at least try it once before the race. Could be interesting on race day. At least I'll be buoyant!

Bike: undecided, I hate being cold and am a wimp for temperatures. Wearing a Zoot multisport jacket for the ride to transition in the morning and might end up with that for the race also. Not worried about getting too hot for the bike segment as I'm just looking forward to finishing the event so will be probably be around 4 hrs on the bike noodling along as everyone goes past.  Wave at #413 and say hi!

Run: Tri top, running shorts, cap and lots of roctane!.

 

2009-03-31 5:44 PM
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Planned race attire:

Swim -- Full wetsuit with just the colored swim wave cap that they hand out

Bike -- One piece tri suit, no gloves or arm warmers (gloves are so hard to put on in T1, it's just not worth it to me)

Run -- Add a running hat and that's it.

You'll have a nice climb right out of T1, and that will get your blood flowing.  The adrenaline will keep you warm for the first few minutes on the bike, then you'll be fine.  But go with whatever works for you.  I'd hate to suggest otherwise and hear back that you froze.

2009-03-31 6:21 PM
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Here's the plan for the BT get-together lunch on FRIDAY:

Meet on the road side of the bridge overlooking the expo at 12pm. Then we'll walk up to the nice Italian place we ate at last year.

My phone number is (310) 736-5773 if anyone gets lost or will be late that day.

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Some people wanted to get together for an "after-party/dinner" on Saturday night--I'd suggest the Karl Strauss Brewing Company, also where we went last year. It's a few miles away in Carlsbad, but it's really nice and affordable, and will reserve and accommodate large parties. Any takers?

2009-03-31 6:31 PM
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I'm tentatively up for the post race Saturday evening dinner. Our family (wife, two young kids) would be attending. I'll discuss it tonight and confirm tomorrow. 


2009-03-31 7:29 PM
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Silly Question, but it's important to my daughter...

As we watch all these Ironman videos (full and half) she see's kids cross the finish with their athlete parent... Naturally she wants to do this... Is it allowed at Ca?

I have my athlete book for Arizona and it says 12years and under...

She is nagging me...!!! :>)

Thanks for any knowledge and good luck this weekend... I'll apologize in advance if any of you get stuck behind me in the "no pass zone" downhill.!!!!!

Have a blast out there.... life is good!!!!!!!!!!
2009-03-31 8:25 PM
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http://ironman.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/new-finish-line-policy...

World Triathlon Corporation will implement a new finish line policy for all domestic Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events. Beginning with Ironman 70.3 California, friends and/or family members will no longer be permitted to cross the finish line or enter the finish chute with participating athletes.





2009-03-31 9:07 PM
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joker70 - 2009-03-31 6:25 PM

http://ironman.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/new-finish-line-policy...

World Triathlon Corporation will implement a new finish line policy for all domestic Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events. Beginning with Ironman 70.3 California, friends and/or family members will no longer be permitted to cross the finish line or enter the finish chute with participating athletes.







Thanks for posting that! I was going to reply: "sure, I've seen people do it the last 2 years." What a bummer.

As for my clothing...
Swim: full wetsuit, maybe 2 swim caps
Bike: sleeveless tri top, tri shorts, maybe a windbreaker if it is windy or cloudy. If in doubt, I am leaving it behind, I lost about 5 min in transition last year deciding if I should take it.
Run: running cap, race belt skirt
2009-03-31 9:46 PM
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BUMMMER!!!!!!!!!
2009-03-31 11:19 PM
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Quick question,

What would you use ? 808 rear or a disc if you had it both as an option.

Thanks



2009-04-01 12:29 AM
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808 rear with a disk cover...but then again, I'm not impartial...

 -John

2009-04-01 8:32 AM
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Good luck everyone!
2009-04-01 8:46 AM
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maubueno - 2009-03-31 9:19 PM

Quick question,

What would you use ? 808 rear or a disc if you had it both as an option.

Thanks

I have both and am taking the disc.

2009-04-01 8:59 AM
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GOOD LUCK !
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