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2009-05-01 7:15 PM

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Subject: Barkin' Dog Duathlon : Official Thread
Has anyone done this race before? I moved into the area last fall and was wondering how cold this race will be and if anyone is planning to wear something different than just a trisuit or singlet and tri shorts and socks.


2009-05-01 7:26 PM
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You won't know the weather til you get to the start of the race.  One Chilly Cheeks race we showed up and it was the only place in metro Denver to get snow -- was glad I'd brought both my road and mtn bikes.  I'd take everything I could possibly want and decide before the gun goes off.  PM Peto Primo -- pretty sure he's done it.   Or check the Races section on BT to see who's done it.

I just got the Racing Underground email -- only 50 spots left.  Tempting.
2009-05-02 12:02 PM
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It's May. It's Denver. Plan on the temps being somewhere between 40 and 85 with rain/snow or sunny skies. The rez is a cool place to race. Course is relatively flat and fast. No doubt you'll have fun regardless of the weather.
2009-05-02 12:12 PM
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Don't forget wind, it could be windy as well.  It does tend to be cooler down by the water so heads up there.  I train at the res regularly (live about 2 miles from it) and it's a great place to ride/run. 
2009-05-02 6:04 PM
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Last year was 40's drizzely (sic) and windy as the race went on.  The later you started the more wind you encountered.  Of course a couple of days before the race was in the 70's, so you just never know.

I threw a long sleeve shirt on over the Tri-Suit and ran the first leg with my full fingered gloves - saved time in transition.  Other folks took time (struggled to) add layers in transition and some folks did just go with the tri-suit. 

A lot depends on what kind of tolerances you have and what the weather brings that day.  Best bet is to pack for everything and figure it out there, because it was clear when I left my home in Lakewood, overcast when I got there and misty by the time the race started. 

Good luck and have fun
2009-05-02 9:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Barkin' Dog Duathlon : Official Thread
Got it. I'll bring everything cause it might be nasty cold. I've got little to no tolerance to cold. I should but I'm just a wimp.

We are camping at the park the night prior so maybe I'll get used to it.......


2009-05-04 2:10 PM
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I will be voiunteering at the food tent.  Come and say hello.  I will have a D3 multisport jacket on.  good luck to everyone.  It is a great race.

2009-05-04 3:18 PM
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At least I know that since you're not racing, I'll end up one place higher!   See you Saturday.
2009-05-07 10:21 PM
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Well, I guess I did it too much talking about the weather. Looks like we might get wet. Oh well. See everyone on Saturday morning
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