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2009-10-12 11:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Longhorn Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread
chadxxxxx - 2009-10-12 11:26 AM Anyone have any idea how the winds have been lately in this part of Austin? Do you think we should set up with ZIP 808 on front and back or 404 on front and 808 on back?


Winds in Ausin/Central Texas are totally unpredictable.  Somedays it will be blustery all day, somedays are calm in the morning but fierce in the afternoon, and somedays are just calm.  Wait around long enough, it will change.  Seriously, there is nothing predictable about weather/temps/winds this time of year.  I don't really have advice for you on the wheels, but last year I ran a HED C2 60 front/HED C2 90 back and had no issues (I'm only 5'3" and have an XS bike).   


2009-10-12 1:01 PM
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I'd agree. We're in a bad weather pattern here now. Lots of fronts rolling through. We've had alot of rain, and quite a bit of rain. COLD, too. It's been in the upper 50's all weekend. Tomorrow, it's supposed to be upper 80's. Then, another cold front comes through, and highs in the mid 70's.

Let's hope the weather for race weekend is good!
2009-10-12 9:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Longhorn Ironman 70.3 Austin : Official Thread
Define "good"! I mean, the first two races were damn hot and pretty hot, respectively. I'll take 50s and 60s any time over 80s and 90s. Would hate for a downpour like we raced in up in FW-D area a few weeks ago, but cloudy and cool? I'll take it.
edit: BTW - Bring your wetsuit and plan to wear it. even though it's a power plant lake, they found a deep, cold spot last year, when it was hot. I didn't have my wetsuit and that sucked. Don't get caught w/o it. I'm now practicing in mine in a local lake.

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2009-10-13 7:45 AM
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Keith, are you lining up wet suit stippers, just in case?
2009-10-13 8:32 AM
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we've got 'em
We would've had them last year, but cancelled them the week of the race, as the water was still 83 on Mon of race week. I was shocked to see it drop to 78. YES, it was actually measured with a USAT thermometer

2009-10-14 1:10 PM
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Keith, are we able to get an OWS in the lake on Friday? Saturday? Pre-race?

Thanks!


2009-10-15 11:25 AM
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According to the fishing report, the race is wetsuit legal, temp. has dropped to 76 F.
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/action/reptform2.php?lake...
2009-10-15 3:06 PM
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Nice!  Maybe I will attach a couple lures to my wetsuit so I could catch a few bass and stripers - perhaps they could pull me and increase my times Cool
2009-10-15 3:39 PM
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jdorsh - 2009-10-15 3:06 PM Nice!  Maybe I will attach a couple lures to my wetsuit so I could catch a few bass and stripers - perhaps they could pull me and increase my times Cool


Hmmmmm or maybe just hook the wetsuit of the guy in front of you?
2009-10-16 12:45 PM
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OK - totally not race related.  My wife and I am coming from ATL so she can race.  It's been 2 years and 2 IM races down and I finally want to get my MDOT tattoo.  Can anyone recommend a place in Austin?  This might be the only weekend we are not training or taking care of the kids that I can get it done.  Thanks.

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2009-10-19 9:22 AM
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Bump for RACE WEEK!


 


2009-10-19 3:35 PM
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Just wondering if ipods are allowed during the run portion of the race?
2009-10-19 3:42 PM
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TriMikeP1973 - 2009-10-19 3:35 PM Just wondering if ipods are allowed during the run portion of the race?


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2009-10-19 5:20 PM
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TriMikeP1973 - 2009-10-19 3:35 PM Just wondering if ipods are allowed during the run portion of the race?


USAT rule:
5.8 Illegal Equipment. Any participants who any time uses, wears or carries a headset, radio, headphones, personal
audio device, or any other item described in Section 3.4(i) shall be assessed a variable time penalty.

 
2009-10-19 6:36 PM
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That's what I thought.  I'd  never worn one in a race but had seen people wearing them in some of the sprints I did this summer.  Since I've never done this distance I figured it was worth asking as I do find some angry music helps me keep going on longer runs.

So yes, I am serious, and don't call me Shirley :-)

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2009-10-19 7:12 PM
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lisac957 - 2009-10-19 5:20 PM

TriMikeP1973 - 2009-10-19 3:35 PM Just wondering if ipods are allowed during the run portion of the race?


USAT rule:
5.8 Illegal Equipment. Any participants who any time uses, wears or carries a headset, radio, headphones, personal
audio device, or any other item described in Section 3.4(i) shall be assessed a variable time penalty.

 


If he's in my AG, don't listen to her. Wear your ipod proudly. In fact, show it off to the race officials while pointing at your bib number.


2009-10-19 8:51 PM
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JBrashear - 2009-10-19 7:12 PM
lisac957 - 2009-10-19 5:20 PM
TriMikeP1973 - 2009-10-19 3:35 PM Just wondering if ipods are allowed during the run portion of the race?


USAT rule:
5.8 Illegal Equipment. Any participants who any time uses, wears or carries a headset, radio, headphones, personal
audio device, or any other item described in Section 3.4(i) shall be assessed a variable time penalty.

 
If he's in my AG, don't listen to her. Wear your ipod proudly. In fact, show it off to the race officials while pointing at your bib number.


Thanks for the tip but I think I'll listen to her.  You have no worries anyways.  I'm slow, very slow


2009-10-20 12:09 AM
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What is the penalty for headphones during the race? I've heard two minutes, four minutes, one strike, etc. I appreciate any info! Thanks!

2009-10-20 7:35 AM
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2009-10-20 9:26 AM
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KEJ - 2009-10-20 7:35 AM

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Dairy Queen? SWEET!

I have family coming to watch the race, but unfortunately they have to leave after the swim to bike transition. Booooooo! Will they be able to get out of the parking lot and on their way back home? I have been at a few races where in and outs were not possible. If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it.

Gonna be my first HIM. I am totally freaking out, but so excited about this weekend!!!!
2009-10-20 9:36 AM
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sympatric - 2009-10-20 9:26 AM
KEJ - 2009-10-20 7:35 AM DQ
Dairy Queen? SWEET! I have family coming to watch the race, but unfortunately they have to leave after the swim to bike transition. Booooooo! Will they be able to get out of the parking lot and on their way back home? I have been at a few races where in and outs were not possible. If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it. Gonna be my first HIM. I am totally freaking out, but so excited about this weekend!!!!


I asked this a few weeks ago and was told there would be easy vehicle access in/out of the expo center parking lot all day so your family should be good to go. 

My first HIM too, and completely freaked out so I guess it's pretty normal :-)


2009-10-20 9:46 AM
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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
2009-10-20 10:20 AM
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It's easy to enter/exit the parking area at the Expo Center....

Finish line is up. Bike racks and fencing going up today. Sand for the swim in/out going in tomorrow am.....
Gonna be awesome!!!!!
2009-10-20 10:27 AM
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Thanks for the quick response guys. I can't wait!!!!!
2009-10-20 10:30 AM
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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
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