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2012-05-18 9:43 AM
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What i couldnt follow was the possibility of delaying the swim for 30 min - what should be a reason for this - can only imagine a lightning... @channel: some people spoke u shouldnt stand up in the channel- whats the problem there?


2012-05-18 10:00 AM
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snowball - 2012-05-18 10:43 AMWhat i couldnt follow was the possibility of delaying the swim for 30 min - what should be a reason for this - can only imagine a lightning... @channel: some people spoke u shouldnt stand up in the channel- whats the problem there?
. Last year I believe they told athletes not to stand up because of debris on the bottom of the channel, such as cans and possibly glass. As for the delay I've heard that at two other IMs and they are only telling us how it would go down if there was a problem.
2012-05-18 10:10 AM
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txjp - 2012-05-18 7:50 AM
TriPatrick - 2012-05-17 9:26 PMI left after the swim director spoke. Anything mentioned that I should know about? Amy kona awaits you, get your bike fixed!
the only thing that i heard that i didnt understand is if you get a penalty you have to stop at the next penalty box or its a DQ.Is this the norm? From the crowd reaction it didnt seem so

I worked in the penalty tent once.  If you get a penalty there are 2 kinds one is a 2 minute and one is a 4 minute I think.  One is yellow (which I think is the 2 minutre one) and I don't remember the other color. If you have a 2 minute one you stop in teh tent they mark your bib and you sign a form and get let go so its really not 2 minutes.  If you get the 4 minute they will hand you a stop watch when you pull in mark your bib have you sign a form and when the stop watch hits 4 minutes you may leave the tent.  the thent is a big YELLOW thing that says PENATLY TENT on it.  Hard to miss.  If you get a penalty don't be nasty to the people in the tent.  They did not give you the penalty are most likely volunteers and are just the enforcers. 

2012-05-18 10:15 AM
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Screw that noise! Drove around for 30 min looking for a parking spot. They were policing everywhere. The ramp I finally found was probably almost 2 mi from the swim start. Hope others had better luck than me. Guess i will splash around in the hotel pool.
2012-05-18 10:37 AM
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Put your name HERE http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=440803&posts=14#M4216240 on the IMTX watching thread.  Boy Isure hope the weather tommorrow is just like today!!!
2012-05-18 12:56 PM
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This is what the list looks like on the Tri Talk page.  There are more of us out here  Go to tri talk^^^^^^the link above, Hit quote and add your name to the list

 

  Screen name      Real name    Number     what I am wearing        ETA

1. Socks                  Sue               589             Team RWB kit              LATE

2. jrielley                Jeremy           866            Snapple Tri Kit              5ish (hopefully)

3. lelatris                Lela               422               Epix B&W                   8:30 - 9ish (sub 14hours hopefully)

4. papson14           Chris             1498        BLK/BLKFarmers Ins.        not early but not late?

5. Txjp                   Jason              1301         Black/White/Red           9 ish

6. ironultrared        Rachel             242            black trisuit                 7pm (give or take an hour)

7. djblair               Deb                  716        Black & White kit             Arrived Tuesday

8. LukeTX04         Luke               966          Yellow jersey/blk short     11pm ish +/- 1hr (LATE!)

9. Tripatrick.          Patrick.             1431.          Black/black.                   6 ish

 



2012-05-18 1:23 PM
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2 quick questions:

1. are special needs in the same general area as last year?

2. does anyone know where the penalty tents are?
2012-05-18 2:56 PM
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I hope a crap load of people stood in line in the sun and heat to meet Chrissie Wellington today.  With over 400 in my age group I'm gonna need around 395 dudes to cramp up real bad.

If you're reading this and racing tomorrow please rest up and have a great race tomorrow.

If you're reading this and spectating tomorrow please hydrate and wear your sunscreen.

If you're reading this and aren't going to be doing either, have a great weekend.

As you can tell, my dvd player crapped out on me and I'm bored.  Going to sleep in 7 hours.

2012-05-18 2:59 PM
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What was up with taking pictures of every bike that went into transition? That was a long line and my dumb forgot water.
2012-05-18 3:07 PM
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TriPatrick - 2012-05-18 3:59 PM What was up with taking pictures of every bike that went into transition? That was a long line and my dumb forgot water.

No Idea.  pain in the rear. I had a woman who questioned why my number wasn't on my bike, even though it was right on the seatpost.  Had to physically point it out to her. 

2012-05-18 3:46 PM
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papson14 - 2012-05-18 3:07 PM

TriPatrick - 2012-05-18 3:59 PM What was up with taking pictures of every bike that went into transition? That was a long line and my dumb forgot water.

No Idea.  pain in the rear. I had a woman who questioned why my number wasn't on my bike, even though it was right on the seatpost.  Had to physically point it out to her. 

New security thing.  Was stupid they would not let you hold your own bike



2012-05-18 3:47 PM
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papson14 - 2012-05-18 2:56 PM

I hope a crap load of people stood in line in the sun and heat to meet Chrissie Wellington today.  With over 400 in my age group I'm gonna need around 395 dudes to cramp up real bad.

If you're reading this and racing tomorrow please rest up and have a great race tomorrow.

If you're reading this and spectating tomorrow please hydrate and wear your sunscreen.

If you're reading this and aren't going to be doing either, have a great weekend.

As you can tell, my dvd player crapped out on me and I'm bored.  Going to sleep in 7 hours.

I didn't have to wait in line to meet her, I met her at my hotel. She was working out in the gym alone. Pretty surreal.
2012-05-18 4:35 PM
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alove - 2012-05-18 4:47 PM
papson14 - 2012-05-18 2:56 PM

I hope a crap load of people stood in line in the sun and heat to meet Chrissie Wellington today.  With over 400 in my age group I'm gonna need around 395 dudes to cramp up real bad.

If you're reading this and racing tomorrow please rest up and have a great race tomorrow.

If you're reading this and spectating tomorrow please hydrate and wear your sunscreen.

If you're reading this and aren't going to be doing either, have a great weekend.

As you can tell, my dvd player crapped out on me and I'm bored.  Going to sleep in 7 hours.

I didn't have to wait in line to meet her, I met her at my hotel. She was working out in the gym alone. Pretty surreal.

 

Sweet, I was in the merchandise tent getting some crap when she came in to start signing. They must have sold a few hundred books in a few minutes time. Then they were out. Hopefully they had more. Not like WTC to lose out on an opportunity to cash in on something.

2012-05-18 4:37 PM
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TriPatrick - 2012-05-18 3:59 PM What was up with taking pictures of every bike that went into transition? That was a long line and my dumb forgot water.

 

I was  a bit confused cause they had signs that said show us your IM tattoo. So I just started walking through when a volenteered stopped me and said we have to take a pic.

2012-05-18 5:12 PM
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anyone else not get their swim cap in their bag when they checked in..i checked in first thing wednesday morn and there were a few people who didnt get them either...i guess i will bring my own just in case there is nowhere to get it in the morn...im 35-39...whats the color?

thanks and good luck to all!

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2012-05-18 5:30 PM
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jasonwb - 2012-05-18 5:12 PM

anyone else not get their swim cap in their bag when they checked in..i checked in first thing wednesday morn and there were a few people who didnt get them either...i guess i will bring my own just in case there is nowhere to get it in the morn...im 35-39...whats the color?

thanks and good luck to all!

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2012-05-18 5:51 PM
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I too went to packet pickup early Wednesday and didn't get my cap.  I went back the next day and I was told that they would have them at the swim start.
2012-05-18 6:27 PM
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I've got no swim cap either. I might have a can of lime green spray paint in the garage though. If I can find it, I'll throw it in the bag and bring it along. Worst case scenario, I'll stand in front of the body markers and paint people heads, then the markers can do their thing. Now that I think of it, this might only work for us bald guys!
2012-05-18 7:37 PM
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If I had as many beers as water today, I would not know how to type. Good night!
2012-05-18 9:06 PM
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TriPatrick - 2012-05-18 8:37 PM If I had as many beers as water today, I would not know how to type. Good night!

My Sunday recovery plan Cool

2012-05-18 9:07 PM
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Been fun being part of this group for the last year, have a great race everyone!


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2012-05-19 4:45 AM
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Here we go peeps!
2012-05-20 6:21 AM
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Well that hurt. Favorite sign "if it was easy t would be called your "mom". Thanks TJ.
2012-05-20 11:27 AM
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alove - 2012-05-20 6:21 AM Well that hurt. Favorite sign "if it was easy t would be called your "mom". Thanks TJ.

 

^^^^My pleasure! I was the guy in the Hawaiian outfit on the waterway. Recognized a few of you, but hope I got in everyone's face!

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