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Subject: Savageman HIM : Official Thread

This is for SavageMan 2010. There were 3 different listings for the same race. It looks like someone started a thread for one of the other listing so I'm starting a competing thread.

 

So, I'm going to put this in writing; I intend to win my age group; male age 50-54.



2009-10-30 8:55 PM
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I'll put this in writing...

I'll finish behind you.  

2009-10-31 8:14 AM
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Gaarryy - 2009-10-30 9:55 PM I'll put this in writing...

I'll finish behind you.  



Oh, it's ON now!!!!
2009-10-31 9:28 AM
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mrbbrad - 2009-10-30 9:26 PM

So, I'm going to put this in writing; I intend to win my age group; male age 50-54.



You will have to beat a 6-time Ironman World Champion to do this. 
2009-10-31 1:15 PM
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knyost - 2009-10-31 9:28 AM
mrbbrad - 2009-10-30 9:26 PM

So, I'm going to put this in writing; I intend to win my age group; male age 50-54.



You will have to beat a 6-time Ironman World Champion to do this. 


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2009-10-31 2:28 PM
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knyost - 2009-10-31 10:28 AM
mrbbrad - 2009-10-30 9:26 PM

So, I'm going to put this in writing; I intend to win my age group; male age 50-54.



You will have to beat a 6-time Ironman World Champion to do this. 



He'll have to beat me if he is to win. Can't control who shows up on race day. 50-54 winners from the first 3 years:

2007
6:55:49

2008
5:37:17

2009
6:39:56

Maybe the guy who won 2008 saw the '07 results and thought what I did. I'm pretty sure I can beat 6:55 (or 6:39.) 5:37 would be tougher but not out of the question. Maybe Dave is thinking the same thing.


Edited by mrbbrad 2009-10-31 2:35 PM


2009-11-29 2:27 PM
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Has anyone here done Savage before? Did you try the  Western Port wall or go around? The race looks like a hoot.
2009-12-04 10:58 AM
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2moremiles - 2009-11-29 3:27 PM Has anyone here done Savage before? Did you try the  Western Port wall or go around? The race looks like a hoot.


It was my first HIM and my third tri.  I had no business being there (I am NOT a cyclist!) but it was a stunning race. I tried the wall but only made it about 1/3 of the way up !
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I successfully ascended the wall multiple times in training, but had to unclip on race day due to the carnage on the course and losing my line to a woman who fell in front of me.  I wish I had gone back down and tried again but the tought of adding climbing is not good if you are familiar with the course.

I will be at Savageman 2010 for a second time.
2009-12-05 10:44 AM
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Hey Trishie, I read your RR and Josh's. Definitely puts the fear of climbing in you...BTW- CONGRATS on your IM....what an accomplishment!

Josh, you'll get your brick this year. And please, if you win Clydes (if you're still a Clyde by then) don't go wheels up before the podium!!!

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2009-12-23 8:34 PM
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My bike -- a Trek 2100 from 1996 -- only has 14 gears.  Do I have any hope of making the Westernport Wall?



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I'm in for 2010 and I can guarantee that I will not win my age group!  

I was looking for a new challenge for this year.  In the past three years I have had new race challenges for each year, three years ago my first running and tri season so everything was a challenge, two years ago my first marathon NYC Marathon and last year Ironman Florida.  

I was going into this year without a lot of excitement and I couldnt figure out why.  Yes I wanted to get faster and improve some of my times on races that I had done before, but I didnt have a clear cut challenge before me like the years prior.  

Now I do.....Savageman!   See you all on Sept 19, 2010!

 

Brad

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klassman - 2009-12-23 8:34 PM

My bike -- a Trek 2100 from 1996 -- only has 14 gears.  Do I have any hope of making the Westernport Wall?



I guess it depends on the ratio's If your cassette is a straight block (1 tooth diff on each cog) maxing out with a 19 it'd be a mircale...and...they ought to give you 2 bricks. If it were me I'd pester my LBS for a wide range cassette with the big gear a 27 or better.
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a.  What is a LBS?

b.  I bit the bullet and bought a new bike two days ago -- Kuota K-Factor.  It has standard gear ratios and hopefully I'll take it right up with 25 cogs.  The bike it replaces only had 23 cogs on its cassette and the way the aluminum stays were built, it was impossible to swap out for a bigger cassette.

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klassman - 2010-01-02 8:05 AM

a.  What is a LBS?

b.  I bit the bullet and bought a new bike two days ago -- Kuota K-Factor.  It has standard gear ratios and hopefully I'll take it right up with 25 cogs.  The bike it replaces only had 23 cogs on its cassette and the way the aluminum stays were built, it was impossible to swap out for a bigger cassette.



LBS=local bike store
Congrats on the new bike...NICE

I'm riding a road bike with a 11-23 and a compact crank. A 12-25 with standard cranks is great for most conditions. Standard cranks (53-39 or near it) and a 25 for Savage would be difficult for me. If your a gear pounding animal on the bike you might be allright. An extra cassette doesn't cost much (unless its Dura Ace level) and with the right tools is easy to change. Even with my compact crank I'm planning on getting a 12-27 just for SavageMan.

Hope we make it up the wall!
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This will be my first HIM and I will be doing it on a cheap Shwinn with the goal of climbing the wall as a Clyde.  I don't plan on winning anything but a little pride since I turn 40 this year. 


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Pector55 - 2010-01-02 11:44 AM This will be my first HIM and I will be doing it on a cheap Shwinn with the goal of climbing the wall as a Clyde.  I don't plan on winning anything but a little pride since I turn 40 this year. 


If you want peace, plan for war.....agreed!

As for the Schwinn "You don't go to war with the Army you wish you had, you go to war with the Army you have."- Rumsfeld.  If the bike is sound mechanically you'll be fine. My first adult road bike was a borrowed 1988 Schwinn Le Tour. Coming off a GT Hybrid the Le Tour was smokin fast.

Hey Pec, welcome to the over 200 club. Josh and I are with ya.

Tim


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2moremiles - 2010-01-09 6:58 PM
Pector55 - 2010-01-02 11:44 AM This will be my first HIM and I will be doing it on a cheap Shwinn with the goal of climbing the wall as a Clyde.  I don't plan on winning anything but a little pride since I turn 40 this year. 


If you want peace, plan for war.....agreed!

As for the Schwinn "You don't go to war with the Army you wish you had, you go to war with the Army you have."- Rumsfeld.  If the bike is sound mechanically you'll be fine. My first adult road bike was a borrowed 1988 Schwinn Le Tour. Coming off a GT Hybrid the Le Tour was smokin fast.

Hey Pec, welcome to the over 200 club. Josh and I are with ya.

Tim


Awesome!  (On so many levels)  LOL
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2moremiles - 2009-11-29 3:27 PM Has anyone here done Savage before? Did you try the  Western Port wall or go around? The race looks like a hoot.

I rode the WALL at Savageman 2009 and loved it.  It is more intimidating standing at the top looking down or on the bottom looking up.  Ridding it is tricky and you do need a good line.  To the right I found to be the best for me.  Also gearing choice helps along with a proper cadence (RPM) going up.  

SavageMan is no doubt a very challenging race with very steep grades.  Savage Mountain is 7 miles long with several steep accents including the “Wall”.  I may return in 2010 and that will depend on how well my race year goes. 

My RR reflects some of my thoughts overall. http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=181806

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Wow I think I"m out before I start training,, my 25th reunion is that weeked Or one of the two weekends it might be,, since I haven't gone to any of my prior ones, I really wanted to attend.. so at worst I"m out, at best a maybe

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Read that RR a couple of months ago. It's a good one. Sounds like you road in the mountains a lot for the prep.


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2moremiles - 2009-11-29 3:27 PM Has anyone here done Savage before? Did you try the  Western Port wall or go around? The race looks like a hoot.

I rode the WALL at Savageman 2009 and loved it.  It is more intimidating standing at the top looking down or on the bottom looking up.  Ridding it is tricky and you do need a good line.  To the right I found to be the best for me.  Also gearing choice helps along with a proper cadence (RPM) going up.  

SavageMan is no doubt a very challenging race with very steep grades.  Savage Mountain is 7 miles long with several steep accents including the “Wall”.  I may return in 2010 and that will depend on how well my race year goes. 

My RR reflects some of my thoughts overall. http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=181806



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well fellows, i just signed up for this race today! a bit nervous when going through the website to register, but now that its official, i feel pretty good!  i now know that this is my main goal for the summer.  and this is going to be my first HIM.....
i look forward to meeting you guys at the event!  Pector55, we gotta set up a time to go ride some serious hills around here! 
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trotpntbll - 2010-03-30 2:11 PM  Planing on a trip sometime late spring/ early summer to check out the bike course.... should be interesting


ditto that!  my brother in law and i are going to head out there late spring/early summer as well to test the course.
let me know your thoughts after you've gone over it!
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