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2012-03-26 3:18 PM
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croyston - 2012-03-26 12:21 PM

More pre-race reading:

 

http://www.coachvance.com/2012/03/2012-oceanside-703-race-preview.html

 

Thanks, good read.  I've been trying to get my head around how the whole T2 run out, pier turnaround thing works, and his drawing answers that.  I also though we ran way out onto the pier on the wood slats.



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2012-03-26 4:00 PM
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croyston - 2012-03-26 1:21 PM

More pre-race reading:

 

http://www.coachvance.com/2012/03/2012-oceanside-703-race-preview.html

 

Thanks for posting all this great information.

2012-03-26 4:39 PM
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BTW (yes I do work LOL), read over on ST that there is construction on Stuart Mesa just south (?) I think of Las Flores.  this would be 10 miles in or so?  Then someone with access to the base posted that Basilone is pretty messed up as well, metal plates, uneven pavement.  Hopefully they can route us around that, but watch those rear mounted bottles in those sections.
2012-03-26 8:23 PM
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Thank you Chris.  I appreciate the wisdom...ready to get this show on the road!!  HAve a great race...and sweet ride.  Looks like something that fell off of a stealth bomber! 
2012-03-27 1:59 PM
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http://www.xtri.com/features/detail/284-itemId.511713763.html

And one more course preview from Heather Jackson, with a good little tidbit about the last 1/2 mile or so of the bike....  

2012-03-28 1:03 PM
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Anyone else really nervous yet? My wife is laughing at me because I go from really excited to really nervous and back about 10 times a day.


2012-03-28 1:17 PM
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2012-03-28 2:28 PM
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Good luck this weekend to everyone racing.  We should have great weather and it will be a ton of fun out there on the course!

All the hard work is over (training) - now it is time to go out, execute and have a blast.

"Fear not the unknown, for it is the unknown that drives us to achieve great results.  Open your heart and mind to the impossible, and you will have unlocked an inner strength that few ever experience.  Make friends with your doubt, and you can overcome anything.  And above all, regardless of the challenges you face, the mistakes you have made, and the road that lies ahead, KEEP MOVING FORWARD."

2012-03-28 5:59 PM
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I'm a bit confused about "receiving assitance" during the race.  In the event that I burn through my CO2s if I had a flat (riding tubulars nonetheless), would I be able to get a cartridge from a participant in the race if they were so kind?

2012-03-28 6:45 PM
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perryseth1 - 2012-03-28 3:59 PM

I'm a bit confused about "receiving assitance" during the race.  In the event that I burn through my CO2s if I had a flat (riding tubulars nonetheless), would I be able to get a cartridge from a participant in the race if they were so kind?

yes... I believe you can receive assistance from another competitor still on the course (can't finish and then come back and help) and you cannot receive outside assistance (from a non-competitor).

When I did IMAZ, they had some people on motorcycles on the bike course to help fix flats. Some guy changed mine quicker with a pump that I could've. These officials/volunteers are not part of the "outside" assistance.

2012-03-28 7:00 PM
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Fitzy - 2012-03-28 4:45 PM
perryseth1 - 2012-03-28 3:59 PM

I'm a bit confused about "receiving assitance" during the race.  In the event that I burn through my CO2s if I had a flat (riding tubulars nonetheless), would I be able to get a cartridge from a participant in the race if they were so kind?

yes... I believe you can receive assistance from another competitor still on the course (can't finish and then come back and help) and you cannot receive outside assistance (from a non-competitor).

When I did IMAZ, they had some people on motorcycles on the bike course to help fix flats. Some guy changed mine quicker with a pump that I could've. These officials/volunteers are not part of the "outside" assistance.

Actually, I think it's illegal to get assistance i.e. tube, c02, from another competitor?  Hence the claim that Chrissie W broke the rules in Hawaii that year another racer threw her a cartridge.  That said, I would find it highly unlikely that you'd be penalized.  There is a roving SAG with tubes, etc...



2012-03-28 7:03 PM
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The Timex roaming bike crew should be on the course just as they were for IMAZ.  They have a couple of mini vans and roam the bike course and if they can help you with what they have on their van, it is all legal.
2012-03-28 10:30 PM
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101abp40 - 2012-03-28 6:03 PM The Timex roaming bike crew should be on the course just as they were for IMAZ.  They have a couple of mini vans and roam the bike course and if they can help you with what they have on their van, it is all legal.

I'm riding tubulars for the first time since my rented race wheels are zipp 404 front and 808 rears. I would have preferred clinchers but the ones they had were too wide to work with my bike. So tubulars it will be. Since I have no history with changing a tubular, I'm not going to bring a spare but I have some tire sealant that I'm bringing. If it's worse than what I can fix, I'll try to get a spare or dnf. Not my optimum situation but I'm not going to do the course on my gatorskins.

I'm actually excited to ride on tubular carbon fiber wheels. I'll do a couple of shake out rides before Saturday.

2012-03-29 9:10 AM
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Coastal flood statement, wtf? Says high surf through the weekend. Do you guys think this could cause them to cancel the swim?
2012-03-29 9:40 AM
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cjhild - 2012-03-29 9:10 AM Coastal flood statement, wtf? Says high surf through the weekend. Do you guys think this could cause them to cancel the swim?

We'll know by tomorrow.....no sense in worrying about it now, it is what it is.

Harbor water temp as of yesterday was 57 degrees.

2012-03-29 11:25 AM
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cjhild - 2012-03-29 7:10 AMCoastal flood statement, wtf? Says high surf through the weekend. Do you guys think this could cause them to cancel the swim?
No. 90 percent of the swim is in a protected harbor. The 200 yds or so before and after the turnaround is exposed to the south via a harbor opening but there won't be any breaking waves. There will be some swells near the turnaround so it will get a little bumpy.


2012-03-29 12:08 PM
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ChrisM - 2012-03-29 9:25 AM
cjhild - 2012-03-29 7:10 AMCoastal flood statement, wtf? Says high surf through the weekend. Do you guys think this could cause them to cancel the swim?
No. 90 percent of the swim is in a protected harbor. The 200 yds or so before and after the turnaround is exposed to the south via a harbor opening but there won't be any breaking waves. There will be some swells near the turnaround so it will get a little bumpy.

Thanks Chris, that makes me feel better.

2012-03-29 2:49 PM
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Man, I'm wishing I had more deposits in the bank for this one.  Haven't done an OWS since November, just pool work. Longest run was tough mudder, Biking has been spotty.  I apologize beforehand for cluttering up the course for those of you who have trained properly for this race.  I'll be sure to stay right........Cool


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2012-03-29 3:25 PM
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bleigh311 - 2012-03-28 11:03 AM Anyone else really nervous yet? My wife is laughing at me because I go from really excited to really nervous and back about 10 times a day.

Yeah, I go from butterflies, to nausea, to excitement...  all in a few minutes    the weather kinda screwed me up by depriving me of something to obsess over.

2012-03-29 4:25 PM
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ChrisM - 2012-03-29 1:25 PM

bleigh311 - 2012-03-28 11:03 AM Anyone else really nervous yet? My wife is laughing at me because I go from really excited to really nervous and back about 10 times a day.

Yeah, I go from butterflies, to nausea, to excitement...  all in a few minutes    the weather kinda screwed me up by depriving me of something to obsess over.

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I've had a lot of trouble trying to find something to obsess over also so I'm just trying to think positive and hope I'm not to undertrained for the race.
2012-03-29 5:53 PM
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Interesting info from a report from folks that checked in today over on ST, including T1 T2 setup.  Worth a read.  Linking rather than summarizing....answered several questions I had

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=3832326;page=5;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25;



2012-03-29 6:55 PM
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That water looks cold.
2012-03-29 11:55 PM
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And you can watch the athlete video online. Save some time Friday. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFB4snmOh-E&feature=channel
2012-03-30 12:13 PM
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Walked down to the water with my daughter and let the waves hit my legs, it was super cold.
2012-03-30 12:18 PM
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Swam this morning at La Jolla Cove around 7.  Was definitely cold, but manageable.  Stinging face for a while, then numb.  Swam about 20 minutes total.  Cove is usually a few degrees colder than Oceanside tho so hopefully it won't be too bad for us.
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