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2009-10-20 10:44 AM
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evondo - 2009-10-20 10:30 AM

You should still be able to swing out a bit before the turn, just make sure no one's on your side. Most people will (should) avoid passing during tight turns. I generally swing out a bit and turn sharply, going slightly inward assuming no ones around otherwise hold your line. Shift to higher cog before the turn and be prepared to spin out of turn.

TriMikeP1973 - 2009-10-20 9:46 AM Technical question for the other racers about the bike.  When I road the course a few weeks ago I noticed a few somewhat tight turns like the right turn off Lindell onto Blue Bluff where you come out of a downhill into a short steep climb.  I know we need to stay to the right, especially considering the narowness of the roads...what's a good strategy for turns like this to maintain as much momentum as possible into the climb?

Riding alone I'd normally swing out wide heading into the turn, kind of like a skiier would approach slalom gates, hitting the corner at the bottom of my turn, but with the need to stay right I can't use that approach.  I've tried a few different approaches and every time end up hitting the climb with pretty much no momentum.  Any ideas would be appreciated


Short version: stay in your lane like you would in a group ride. If you're on the inside, stay on the inside.


2009-10-22 1:33 PM
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An early shout-out to Keith for all he does to make this an awesome race! Coming back for No. 3 and can't wait! I already have 3 dudes committing for next year.
2009-10-23 1:37 PM
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Subject: RE: Longhorn Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread
You can still deploy this method in turning in the race.  Make sure during your descent that no racer is near you or is looking to pass on the descent.  Generally, there aren't too many racers who are willing to risk a crash to overtake somebody on a sharp turn like the one you describe.

Yes, you are suppose to stay far right unless making a pass, however this rule has some flexibility around corners and sharp turns.  Good luck in the race!
2009-10-23 8:04 PM
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Arrived in Austin and just finished dinner.  Settling in and getting ready for the weekend!  Going to be a great one with some good weather.  Hope everyone has arrived or arriving safely!  Good Luck on Race Day!! )

2009-10-23 9:51 PM
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Good Luck Everyone!!! 

 

I am thinking of doing this next year so I can't wait to read your race reports!  

2009-10-25 7:08 PM
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Was signed up and trained up, but caught the swine flu at the last minute, so I spent the race weekend at home in bed, feeling sorry for myself until I got too sick to care, am on the mend now and debating whether I will get myself together for half Iron in Lake Conroe in 2 weeks, not sure somehow the wind has been taken out of my sails....
Everybody who did it, congratulations, even you didn't know it already you ARE TRIATHLETES!!!!
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2009-10-26 8:59 PM
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This was my first HIM and it was just awesome, GREAT job from Endorfun, everything from the route, food, aid stations, environment, volunteers, etc.. Perfectly organized.
GOOD JOB!!!
2009-10-27 9:50 PM
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ironmanlio - 2009-10-26 9:59 PMThis was my first HIM and it was just awesome, GREAT job from Endorfun, everything from the route, food, aid stations, environment, volunteers, etc.. Perfectly organized.
GOOD JOB!!!
I second that. I really liked the 3 loop run course.
2009-10-28 1:45 AM
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Hi Keith
I participated in the race this past weekend, my first 70.3, and it was great!! However in my exhaustion at the end, I did forget my bike gear bag which had my wetsuit. Do you guys have a lost and found set up by chance??

Thanks for any info!
2009-10-28 7:50 AM
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just need your bib #
we have quite a few unclaimed bags
2009-10-28 12:10 PM
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Oh awesome! Thank you so much! My bib # is 1064 and name is Layla Steinwald. I have since flown back home to LA but my parents live in Austin and can come pick it up. Just let me know where..

Thanks again!


2009-10-29 5:28 PM
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Keith

Was glad to see you have unclaimed bags! The bag with my bike gear (which was the Red Run Gear Bag) was missing when I went back to claim by bike & gear. I was bib #1070 and was hoping you may have located it or someone turned it in. Missing my bike shoes, bike gloves, helmet, and sunglasses. I can send you more detailed info on the items if you need. Looked EVERYWHERE in transition, so thinking someone took the wrong one. I really hope you have some good news, cause this was a huge disappointment when I left the race. My first HIM!

Thank you,
Meredith Swanson
2009-10-30 6:12 PM
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1071 has your bag, and is sending it to you. She picked it up accidentally
Send Claire your address, [email protected]
2009-10-30 10:57 PM
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if this ain't customer service, I don't know what is.
2009-11-05 9:58 AM
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Hi Keith -
Sorry to write you here again but I am having an extremely difficult time getting in touch with anyone. I have written at least four different people from Endorfun as well as calling and leaving messages at both your offices in Texas and on the East Coast. I have emailed Claire twice. I would really, really love to be able to pick my by forgotten gear bag. The race experience and customer service before and during the race were amazing, but it's been quite a challenge since the race has finished. Can you please advise me on what my next step should be?
Thank you
2009-11-06 7:16 AM
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very strange, as I see your bag sitting right next to Claire's desk, with your name on it, to be sent out. She's already labeled it I watched her email you back. Maybe it's gotten picked up by your spam filter?

PM me here with your mailing address, and it'll be sent out, unless Claire already has it....


2010-05-05 2:44 PM
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Is there an official thread for the 2010 race or is this it? Looking for information on this race course. Hilly, flat?
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