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2009-05-24 8:33 PM

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k, Tri Guys and Gals you decide are we gonna trash talk or just chit chat a little over a month left and it's go time. Hope you all have been having a great race season so far and I hope some of you have been bringing home the hadware. Me after a great start in Petersburg I had a little set back in Galena, but fear not I will be back in true form in Tremont. Hope to talk and see you all soon. I hope to actually meet some of you there.

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2009-05-26 5:52 AM
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Yeah I'll be there - new to tris and BT but have a few races under my belt so far. It's been a great summer and hopefully that will continue in Tremont. Any hints on what the course is like?
2009-05-26 7:55 AM
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flyersb90 - 2009-05-26 5:52 AM Yeah I'll be there - new to tris and BT but have a few races under my belt so far. It's been a great summer and hopefully that will continue in Tremont. Any hints on what the course is like?


This is my hometown race, look for us in the T3 jerseys and ask any questions you may have.

Swim:  You get 1/2 lane to yourself.  8 laps (16 lengths) in the outdoor pool.  They call your number to put some people on deck.  Then when someone is finished swimming and a lane is open they send you there, you get in the pool and wait by the wall, the timer asks if you are ready, then says go.  They had somekind of Blackberry device that would start your time.  At least this was how it was set up last year.  I'll know more tonight as we are having a meeting.

Bike:  Pretty flat 12.5 miles.  There are a couple of "hills" or elevation changes that will have you switching gears, but no mountains or big hills .  You go out into the country, make a square, then back in on the same road you road out on.  One road you'll get the bumps from the cuts in the road (babump....babump.....babump).  Then the 2 roads making up the backside of the square are your typical Illinois country roads (kinda rough).  The other 2 we use for our weekly time trials and are not bad at all.  Corners will be swept (I promise).

Run:  Out and back.  Flat, fast course.

Hope this helps.
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2009-05-26 10:51 AM
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Thanks for the info. Sounds similar to Sullivan except no wind? HOPEFULLY!!! Although do they have anyone counting laps or does the athlete keep track...something I am horrible at.
2009-05-26 10:57 AM
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They have lap counters and as you head toward the wall to make your last turn, they put a red kickboard in the water to signal you "last lap."

It is very similar to Sullivan, a bit hillier though and only around the square once.  Also, run is on road and not through park.
2009-05-26 2:50 PM
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Hey Chris whats up how u been. Looks like your having a killer season. Cant wait to meet you guys again. Did you find out if it is a snake swim or a lap swim?


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wyldchyld - 2009-05-26 2:50 PM Hey Chris whats up how u been. Looks like your having a killer season. Cant wait to meet you guys again. Did you find out if it is a snake swim or a lap swim?


I am assuming a lap swim like last year, but will know more after the meeting tonight.
2009-05-26 4:30 PM
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k sounds great. What do you think about setting up a time and place sometime b4 or after the race so all of us BT'ers can meet each other?  If any other of us Bt'ers want to do this let me know. It's nice to put faces on the names on this web site. It's also a neat way to meet new people with the same intrest.
2009-05-27 5:52 PM
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It will be a lane swim.  12 people swimming at a time, 1 in each 1/2 lane.  When the first person is done, number 13 will get in and start.
T-Shirts will be sleeveless tech tees.
There will be a finisher's medal given as well as age group awards
Race starts at 0800
Prerace meeting 0745
Prerace transition explaination/class 0730 (we will discuss and show swim in/bike out/bike in/run out as well as mount/dismount line) mostly for first timers, but anyone welcome.
70 people signed up so far, cap somewhere around 200
water & gatorade at run out and at 1 and 2 mile of the run
we are trying to have coffee available (possibly for small fee if from local coffee shop, so bring a couple of dollars if you are coffee dependant )

what did I forget?

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2009-05-27 6:21 PM
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Thanks Chris for the Info!!!This will be very helpful and I know you will always be available for any other ???'s I have been trying to encourage more to sign up I havent seen the sign up list but I think, I've had about 5 people tell me they were signing up. If you guys need any help let me know and if I can I will do what ever to help out. I guess the only thing I can add is,or ask just so we are all on the same page tri tops are ok right? well thats all for now let me know or ask and I'll let you know. L8R!
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2009-05-27 8:28 PM
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Awesome about the shirts...this is only my first tri season and i already have too many cotton tees. Will the pool be open for warmups before the pre-race meeting?



2009-05-27 8:45 PM
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Flyers,

Yes, pool will be open prior to race meeting for warm-ups (well, at least it was last year). As far as the shirts, it sounds like we'll be doing the tech shirts again this year. They were a big it last year - I still wear mine over my tri gear to and from most races. You can accumulate a lot of cotton tees in a hurry, so this is a nice change.

As far as the lane pool swim. For a newbie and first tri experience, it's nice not to have the pressure of somone swimming up on or over you. Swim at your own pace.............the faster swimmers won't be impatient because you are tying up a lane - you just start at the first empty lane when it's your turn. The downside is the limited number of competitors do to not serpentining.

As Chris mentioned, there are a few rough roads on the bike course, but still a fast course - just a few rolling hills and a flat run course to follow.

Looking forward to the race and meeting some new folks also. Just look for the athletes in T3 Gear and we'll be able to answer most of the questions you may have about the race. In the event we cannot answer it, we know who to ask!

Good Luck to everyone!!!

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2009-06-08 12:34 AM
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Well well It looks like I pulled the tigers tail! Good Cuz I want you at your best.  No Excuses just Pr's. So when the dust clears and the best man finishes 1st. know you got my best so bring it my friend! And as always nothing personal it just all good fun. See you soon
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2009-06-08 4:19 AM
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wyldchyld - 2009-06-08 12:34 AM Well well It looks like I pulled the tigers tail! Good Cuz I want you at your best.  No Excuses just Pr's. So when the dust clears and the best man finishes 1st. know you got my best so bring it my friend! And as always nothing personal it just all good fun. See you soon
Wyldchyld


Of course, nothing personal, I was just having some fun and needed some motivation.  See ya in 3 weeks. 
2009-06-08 1:12 PM
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Me Too! Let's just have fun with it! But the target is on your back!
2009-06-08 1:22 PM
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wyldchyld - 2009-06-08 1:12 PM Me Too! Let's just have fun with it! But the target is on your back!


Bring your Binoculars.  Cool


2009-06-09 4:20 PM
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Last time I used Bino's to shoot a target  it was a bullseye @ 1000 meters. So be careful what you wish for!! LOLCool
2009-06-09 4:28 PM
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lol, I didn't know you were in the Army

1000 meters back sounds about right Tongue out

(J/K, I saw your tatoo, Marines, right?  Thanks for serving)


BOT: I'm working on getting us some post race food and maybe cookies

Chris


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2009-06-09 4:45 PM
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Cookies! Yes!

2009-06-09 4:47 PM
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flyersb90 - 2009-06-09 4:45 PM Cookies! Yes!



No promises, but I'm trying.  I love cookies!!!
2009-06-09 9:51 PM
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That would be great the food anyway!! I do have a great pre race tip 4 you. Sample like about 100 of those cookies 1 hour b4 the race just to make sure the quality of the cookie is good. I'm sure it will make you run real fast!! LOL/ j/K. It looks like I might be there for the whole thing so If I can help let me know.


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hey I was thinking if they dont get food for the Tri maybe we could do like a T3/BT tail gate party? znot sure how we would do it but we have a few weeks to plan it out!!!
2009-06-15 12:20 AM
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ok I went in to my secret lab and used the finest technolgy  and did some figuring. i crunched the numbers and here is what I came up with in my battle against you Chris. In the Swim it looks like I have about 45 sec avantage but in the bike well how do I say you are far more advanced to me for now and you get a  2 min advantage in the bike with you haveing a 1:15 sec advantage going into the run. This makes it hard for me cuz it looks like we are pretty even on the run giving you a 1:15 sec advantage. So Now I must go in to my secret trainning lab and cut 1:18 thus giving me a victory and if not I still have 2 more races to beat you!  Good luck all and I'll see you all in 2 weeks.
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wyldchyld - 2009-06-10 9:46 PM hey I was thinking if they dont get food for the Tri maybe we could do like a T3/BT tail gate party? znot sure how we would do it but we have a few weeks to plan it out!!!


We will have food there and we are putting the finishing touches on what should be a nice event for the athletes.
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wyldchyld - 2009-06-15 12:20 AM ok I went in to my secret lab and used the finest technolgy  and did some figuring. i crunched the numbers and here is what I came up with in my battle against you Chris. In the Swim it looks like I have about 45 sec avantage but in the bike well how do I say you are far more advanced to me for now and you get a  2 min advantage in the bike with you haveing a 1:15 sec advantage going into the run. This makes it hard for me cuz it looks like we are pretty even on the run giving you a 1:15 sec advantage. So Now I must go in to my secret trainning lab and cut 1:18 thus giving me a victory and if not I still have 2 more races to beat you!  Good luck all and I'll see you all in 2 weeks.


It will be interesting to see when we go into the water.  Could be we start or finish the run together. 
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