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2011-03-03 9:43 AM
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smilford - 2011-02-18 7:04 AM It'll all be good once the cold and no-sunshine crap go away!


you missed all that "base training" ive been doing. 4:30 on the bike today for 88.5 miles. come get you some.
If I cut out beer from my diet, do you think you can keep up with me? I doubt it!


I'll be fine. I probably won't pass you on the bike anymore, because I will be beating you out of the water this year.
Want to put money on that? I'm going to get 4 min on you out of the water, just fyi!


Your right, you will be boyuant from all of the beer


2011-03-03 10:11 AM
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Right on!

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2011-03-07 6:27 AM
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I am trying to get some weight back. I'm eating everything in site. I gained 2 pounds this week, I am trying to become more boyuant too.
2011-03-07 3:58 PM
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Does anyone know if there will be RV parking close to the race site? I just spent a lot on a new RV and would like to use it? I think last year I saw a couple of RVs in the parking lot near transition at Lonestar, but those could have belonged to the race coordinators or something. Anyone have input? 
2011-03-08 9:34 AM
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I just saw austin groupon has leman ply for 62. That teaches me to sign up early.
2011-03-08 1:49 PM
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in for olympic.  may even go bonkers and do the sprint too!


2011-03-08 4:04 PM
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kickitinok - 2011-03-07 3:58 PM Does anyone know if there will be RV parking close to the race site? I just spent a lot on a new RV and would like to use it? I think last year I saw a couple of RVs in the parking lot near transition at Lonestar, but those could have belonged to the race coordinators or something. Anyone have input? 

I would suggest you contact Aaron (the RD) directly to see if you can park it in one of the lots. If not, there are a few RV parks within easy biking distance of the race site.

2011-03-08 5:35 PM
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I have no idea of any close by RV parks. I would think you might be able to park it in one of the spots in the Kemah Boardwalk parking lots BUT do not hold me to that as I really have no idea if that's ok. Good idea though we almost rented 2 of the huge RVs for our crew but in the end they made me spring for 5 suits at the Holiday Inn. I give them steak they demand lobster.. lol.
2011-03-10 1:58 PM
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After repeated attempts to get in touch with the race coordinators, I went ahead and broke down and rented a hotel room at the Holiday Inn. Boohiss. I like my RV  

I think in the future races should give info on RV parking availability. With all the bed bugs and yucky hotel room germs, I'm not a huge fan of hotels.

2011-03-10 2:01 PM
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You won't be disappointed with your decision.  It's in a great location for the race and I believe it's brand new.

Good choice!

2011-03-11 7:06 AM
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kickitinok - 2011-03-10 1:58 PM

After repeated attempts to get in touch with the race coordinators, I went ahead and broke down and rented a hotel room at the Holiday Inn. Boohiss. I like my RV  

I think in the future races should give info on RV parking availability. With all the bed bugs and yucky hotel room germs, I'm not a huge fan of hotels.



Start a thead complaining about the race or lack of RV parking. You'll probably get a quick response then! lol


BTY- It is an excellent race. They do a great job taking care of every detail.

Edited by Catwoman 2011-03-11 7:08 AM


2011-03-11 7:08 AM
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I replied to your question. Look at the posting just above yours.
2011-03-15 10:18 PM
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onurleft - 2011-03-08 5:35 PM I have no idea of any close by RV parks. I would think you might be able to park it in one of the spots in the Kemah Boardwalk parking lots BUT do not hold me to that as I really have no idea if that's ok. Good idea though we almost rented 2 of the huge RVs for our crew but in the end they made me spring for 5 suits at the Holiday Inn. I give them steak they demand lobster.. lol.


We called the Boardwalk today. There is no overnight parking at the boardwalk. There does seem to be an RV park near the race site though. I don't have any info on it.
2011-03-17 5:13 AM
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2011-03-17 3:46 PM
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RACE GUIDE IS ONLINE! FINALLY I'M DONE WITH IT! ENJOY! Wink

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/51e62967

2011-03-17 8:18 PM
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onurleft - 2011-03-08 5:35 PM I have no idea of any close by RV parks. I would think you might be able to park it in one of the spots in the Kemah Boardwalk parking lots BUT do not hold me to that as I really have no idea if that's ok. Good idea though we almost rented 2 of the huge RVs for our crew but in the end they made me spring for 5 suits at the Holiday Inn. I give them steak they demand lobster.. lol.


We called the Boardwalk today. There is no overnight parking at the boardwalk. There does seem to be an RV park near the race site though. I don't have any info on it.

 

Thanks for the info. I will keep it in mind for next year. 



2011-03-17 11:56 PM
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I'm sure I should know this... but the Swim Map shows us starting in the middle of the water, is that off of a pier, or are we wading out?

Will there be a chance to "Get Wet" prior to the swim start?  Everything I'm reading says to do a little warm up... or perhaps cool down, to get use to the water temperature before the race begins.

I guess I may find out at the practice next week...

2011-03-18 5:22 AM
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The start... It's up to your knees then waist out about 100 feet. So you walk out. There are some docks. As you walk out (on clean nice sand) the water gets deeper as you approach the end of some docks in the area. Our start is at about waste deep at the end of the docks. Within 10-20 feet of the end of the dock it drops off. All kind of depends on tide. Could be a deeper or shallower start. It should be waste deep based on almanac readings though.

As for practice swims before the race..... The City of Kemah is very strict (for now) about no one (especially on that weekend) getting in that water outside of race or clinic time. Please do NOT do so. If you do it's at your own risk and even if you are fine the City may send some police over. They're not being jerks by doing so. You have to think liability. Our USAT cert covers the races and the clinics. Anything outside of that it's not really covering.

As for practice swims JUST BEFORE the race start.... Can't go in and get out. Once you're down the big ramp and in the area you start in is pretty big between the docks. If you're doing the sprint and in the first few waves you could warm up a bit off to the far side (very little bit) but after some of the waves start to come in that would be impossible. So basically no. As for the International distance. Well you'll be on the boat and once you're off your time starts so no. No warmup. I would suggest jumping around on the boat a little bit and taking some deep quick breaths before you jump in and go.

If you're worried about warming up bring a pair of old running shoes you don't care about with you and run (with wetsuit around your waste) up and down 7th just before your wave enters the water. That will get your muscles firing and your blood pumping. Not the same but at least it's something.

2011-03-18 1:12 PM
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Great race guide. very thorough and I like having the course maps before hand to anticipate where the turns are etc... Well done. this will be my first "real" tri since the only one I've done before was a pool swim back in October. I'm getting pumped. Looks like its going to be a fun couple of days down on the bay.

2011-03-18 1:29 PM
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Thanks,

Those were the only questions I had (that I you can answer) after reading the race guide.

Now to look for those stickers in my helmet....

2011-03-28 12:49 PM
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Getting pumped about this race and the entire weekend. I'll be going down on Friday to get registered and soak in the atmosphere. Going to stay the whole weekend. Praying for calm seas!


2011-04-02 4:04 PM
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Awesome event.  I am glad I chose this race as my first.  Who knows, I may do the olympic next year.  Thanks to all the event staff and volunteers.
2011-04-02 5:24 PM
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Yep, it was good.  I can't believe I got through the run... and the bike on my Walmart special.

In fact since the race, 7 hours ago, my wife and I bought real road bikes.  That should increase my time.

Just one critisim of the race:

The start was way to rushed between waves.  Not having people in the water yet for the race when the wave started was stressful to me, and contributed to at least one persons panic attack.  I'd suggest either getting people in the water sooner, or spreading out the waves a bit.

That said, you will probably see us in Bridgeland.

2011-04-02 7:26 PM
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I have already started laying the ground work for a road bike myself.Money mouth
2011-04-02 7:40 PM
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Well since my Bike time was over an hour I'm pretty sure mine was a worthwhile investment if I'm ever going to do this again. 

I went out and rode 13 miles (yes after the race this morning), and I will spend less time "On the right" next time.

FYI - I got a pretty good deal on a 2010 model at the "Monster Bike sale" at "Sun and Ski" today.

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