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that could be a bucket list item. 
2011-05-11 5:13 AM
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I would not even consider it, i imagine it would be 50 times more PITA than the NYC Olympic was.

And if they really plan on swimming the Hudson for 2.4 miles, they had better get the tide perfect otherwise they will be fishing people out faster than they can imagine. Once that tide turns that river is dangerous.

 



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Rudedog55 - 2011-05-11 5:13 AM

I would not even consider it, i imagine it would be 50 times more PITA than the NYC Olympic was.

And if they really plan on swimming the Hudson for 2.4 miles, they had better get the tide perfect otherwise they will be fishing people out faster than they can imagine. Once that tide turns that river is dangerous.

 



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2011-05-11 5:27 AM
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Rudedog55 - 2011-05-11 5:13 AM

I would not even consider it, i imagine it would be 50 times more PITA than the NYC Olympic was.

And if they really plan on swimming the Hudson for 2.4 miles, they had better get the tide perfect otherwise they will be fishing people out faster than they can imagine. Once that tide turns that river is dangerous.

 

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That's Mr Wussy to you!!!

 

How the heck you been Goggs?? 

2011-05-11 5:31 AM
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Rudedog55 - 2011-05-11 5:27 AM

mr2tony - 2011-05-11 6:24 AM
Rudedog55 - 2011-05-11 5:13 AM

I would not even consider it, i imagine it would be 50 times more PITA than the NYC Olympic was.

And if they really plan on swimming the Hudson for 2.4 miles, they had better get the tide perfect otherwise they will be fishing people out faster than they can imagine. Once that tide turns that river is dangerous.

 

Wussy.

 

That's Mr Wussy to you!!!

 

How the heck you been Goggs?? 



Good. Looking for another IM to do. There are a couple here in the UK that I wouldn't mind doing and if IM comes to NYC, I'm going to do all I can to get in.


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mr2tony - 2011-05-11 6:31 AM
Rudedog55 - 2011-05-11 5:27 AM
mr2tony - 2011-05-11 6:24 AM
Rudedog55 - 2011-05-11 5:13 AM

I would not even consider it, i imagine it would be 50 times more PITA than the NYC Olympic was.

And if they really plan on swimming the Hudson for 2.4 miles, they had better get the tide perfect otherwise they will be fishing people out faster than they can imagine. Once that tide turns that river is dangerous.

 

Wussy.

 

That's Mr Wussy to you!!!

 

How the heck you been Goggs?? 

Good. Looking for another IM to do. There are a couple here in the UK that I wouldn't mind doing and if IM comes to NYC, I'm going to do all I can to get in.
the ireland one looks cool
2011-05-11 10:36 AM
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HEY - THIS IS COJ, DAMBIT!!! TAKE THIS THREAD TO A FORUM THAT CARES ABOUT THESE RACES!!
2011-05-11 11:01 PM
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This would jump near the top of my bucket list.

What I wonder though is will this ever happen. In the past we have seen these same articles with IM's in Oregon, Virginia and California off the top of my head. They put these news bits out there and some come true ie IM Woodlands but others just fade away.

2011-05-11 11:08 PM
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Having grown up in the city and knowing how disgusting that water is, you would have to pay me the entry fee to get me to swim in the Hudson. Plus the current...holy crap. Isn't the NYC tri the one where people swim in place sometimes?
2011-05-12 6:13 AM
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Rudedog55 - 2011-05-11 6:27 AM
mr2tony - 2011-05-11 6:24 AM
Rudedog55 - 2011-05-11 5:13 AM

I would not even consider it, i imagine it would be 50 times more PITA than the NYC Olympic was.

And if they really plan on swimming the Hudson for 2.4 miles, they had better get the tide perfect otherwise they will be fishing people out faster than they can imagine. Once that tide turns that river is dangerous.

 

Wussy.

 

That's Mr Wussy to you!!!

 

How the heck you been Goggs?? 

plenty of bodies to grab onto to float with.  2.4 miles is a long way to go in the Hudson. No way they could do a mass start - you know WTC would want to cram at least 2000 into the race - and with waves or TT start you are talking hours for the swim course to clear.  Doing an IM in NYC is idiotic.

Of course rudy is a wuss, no doubt about that.



2011-05-12 1:01 PM
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There are a lot of open water swims in the Hudson, some of which are longer than 2.4 miles and are very doable and safe.  The big problem would be that they can't do the mass start and would have to do a Louisville like start.  I can't imagine the NYC line would be as patient or polite as the Louisville line though.

I can figure out why WTC would want to do this but why in the world would NYC?  It can't be worth the hassle and cost to the city for the relatively small amount of people coming in to participate and spectate. 

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