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Great race at a great venue, to kick off our tri club's race series. Who's in?


2009-02-08 10:52 AM
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Is the first run the same as last year?  That little hill killed me, lol. 
2009-02-08 11:33 AM
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kmill23 - 2009-02-08 10:52 AM Is the first run the same as last year?  That little hill killed me, lol. 

Yep, through the gardens. Good change rather than running through the nursery twice.

2009-02-08 5:46 PM
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Wish I was but I am doing the Mardi Gras Mambo on Saturday and can't do both.

Bear, any idea when the first RVW Tri will be?

2009-02-08 6:50 PM
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GaryRM - 2009-02-08 5:46 PM

Bear, any idea when the first RVW Tri will be?

Looks like we're only going to have one, and it's tentatively scheduled for August 3. I've asked them to reconsider the date as it's the same day as River Cities.

2009-02-08 8:34 PM
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I've done stand alone running and cycling races but never a Du...I'm signed up for the Opelousas  DU the weekend after. Would this be a good race to prepare for the longer 2/16/2 or any other opinions...sorry if this doesn't make sense



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I'm of the "more is better" school, and you will benefit from doing races prior to your goal race, another race gives you opportunity to practice transitions, see what goes on (if you've never done a race) and have more fun. But a 2/12/2 race is not much shorter or different than a 2/16/2. The biggest difference you may see is that RVW is smaller at <75 participants whereas Opelousas will be closer to 150. Opelousas is also designated as the state championship duathlon, so the competition on the front end may be a little more intense, although either race is accomodating and welcoming to the beginner as well.
2009-02-09 6:43 AM
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Thanks bear! I'm going to head over and register now for RVW....is it race day packet pick up. I'm coming from Baton Rouge Area and would hate to have to drive out there the day before also
2009-02-09 8:24 AM
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Yep, you can pick up your packet on race day.
2009-02-09 7:43 PM
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the last rip race last year left bad memories for me and my group...2 accidents on the bike (non related)

sad to say, it was probably our last trip for a while 

2009-02-09 7:47 PM
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Ok just signed up ...looking foward to a great day


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LSU25 - 2009-02-09 7:47 PM Ok just signed up ...looking foward to a great day

 WooHoo! And Geaux Tigers.

Now sign upfor T-Gator to get your three-in-four-weeks SW Louisiana trifecta.

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I've gotta ask the boss ( my husband) first haha
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LSUfan4444 - 2009-02-09 7:43 PM

the last rip race last year left bad memories for me and my group...2 accidents on the bike (non related)

sad to say, it was probably our last trip for a while 

Got another LSU fan here.  Welcome to BT, you from Baton Rouge?

2009-02-10 7:14 AM
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i live in mandeville now, but grew up in new orleans.

 

relatively new to the tri scene...this is my 2nd season

 

just finding the board and so far, things are great

2009-02-10 11:45 AM
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I believe that last race (Tri) was during a tropical depression, therefore the roads were probable slick. Unfortunately I missed the race but I am looking forward to the nest one.

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Bear, any idea when the first RVW Tri will be?

Looks like we're only going to have one, and it's tentatively scheduled for August 3. I've asked them to reconsider the date as it's the same day as River Cities.

FYI, Just spoke to the RD, she is checking alternative dates but wants very much not to conflict with River Cities. Will update.

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I believe that last race (Tri) was during a tropical depression, therefore the roads were probable slick.

Both of the RIP's I did last were under wet conditions. On the second one i had a hard crash going about 21mph and my best friend broke his femur in a seperate incident.

 We had originally signed up to do San Destin tri that week, but when it got cancelled we decided to head to New Iberia. 

 Both accidents were kinda freak things and if you can believe it, happened when we were both trying to be extra careful.  It took me 2 months to get the courage to get back on my bike and my buddy hasn't been on his since (off of the trainer that is).  We joke with him all the time telling he he has the most expensive trainer in the country.  (cervelo P3)

 In time i'll go back to where it happened, but right now, it is kinda a superstitous thing.  I have no ill words for the race, its volunteers, other racers or location...just not ready to head back yet.

2009-03-07 2:44 PM
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Just a bump and a reminder, entry fee goes up after tomorrow.
2009-03-07 3:56 PM
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Ah man, I soo want to do this one.  My road bike will ready next week and this would be a great way to start it off.  Unfortunately I am working grounds crew for my kids Pony club show.  Oh well, good luck to all!
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Good luck to you guys racing.  My race fee went to buying a replacement cell phone this week after mine crapped out.  Hope I'll be able to race Opelousas. 

I hope the weather holds up for ya'll.



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