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2012-06-10 8:09 PM
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I drove the first part of it yesterday with borsenik9 and thought it looked like it has changed since I wrote down the roads yesterday morning.  Can anyone confirm this?  My road listing isn't the same as listed tonight.  I had it listed as a crooked lollipop type ride with two loops then return, now it's totally different.

Either way we drove it from where the swim is east on Cannonsburg, Lincoln Lake north to 10 mile and across to Myers Lake where we left the course.  Lots of climbing in the first section, though it looks like it level's out a bit once your heading up a ways on Lincoln, there is some serious work to be done.

The run course did appear to be kinda of flat, though I didn't drive down 3 mile road and stayed on Grand River.

Wish I could do at least the half but other plans will prevent that from happening for the foreseeable future.  Hope I can make it out to the training ride in August.



2012-06-11 10:43 AM
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Ended up not riding the course.  My husband's calf seized up on him on his Friday run and he had to hitch hike home.  So he is now in recovery mode for awhile.  I will let you know when I ride.  May have to make it solo depending on his prognosis. 
2012-06-11 10:51 AM
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I'm not sure what to make of the elevation.  Last year I rode in that area a few times when training for CDA.  The elevations were comparable to the Idaho course, but found out on race day that the climbs were not comparable at all.  So I was thinking that I was prepared for the climbs, but was not.  I ended up with a 14 mph average, and predicted to be 16-17, since I was able to average 19 for my HIM on a relatively flat course.   In my opinion the GR are is quite rolling and I was able to use my down hill momentum alot more. 

 

Shermbelle - 2012-06-10 8:34 AM
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gojogo - 2012-06-06 8:20 PM If anyone would like to join us, looks like my husband and I will be riding the course on Saturday.  Will probably be starting around 7:30-8:00. 

 

How was the ride

 

I am too curious on your thoughts. I got out for a bit on Friday. I first drove the run course. Kinda winding, nothing to hilly, could be shady, two loops. I think a pretty descent run course. Hopefully they will have it coned off or something cause with all the winding roads I could see cars not seeing a runner out there.

As far as the bike course I only had time for an hour ride. I drove to the West Cannon Baptist Church on Cannonsburg to park and rode out Cannonsburg til the turn on Lincoln Lake and headed north for  a mile and then turned around and headed back.

Cannonsburg road will be great. It is in perfect shape, wide shoulder. rolling for sure but should be nice.

Hopefully next Friday I can get out and ride a ton more of it. One thing I find odd, the course maps say the total climbing for the ride is 1535 ft  over the 112. They have the climbing for the run at 512ft over the 26.2. Just what I have seen so far, the run didn't seem that hilly and the bike seemed way more hilly.

Everyones thoughts and opinions welcomed Laughing

2012-06-14 7:10 AM
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Up to 90 people signed up so far, thought maybe after the half on Sunday that many more would jump to this one. I know the price increases $50 on Saturday so that may get a few more in today and tomorrow.
2012-06-15 7:56 PM
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Can't seem to find what the drink wil be on the courses. Anyone know?
2012-06-15 9:20 PM
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Gatorade drink. Hammer gel. We were lucky to have both companies come on board as sponsors and share the nutrition needs.


2012-06-16 8:35 AM
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kevinneumann - 2012-06-15 10:20 PM Gatorade drink. Hammer gel. We were lucky to have both companies come on board as sponsors and share the nutrition needs.

 

Cool, thanks

2012-06-19 9:03 AM
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kevinneumann - 2012-06-15 10:20 PM Gatorade drink. Hammer gel. We were lucky to have both companies come on board as sponsors and share the nutrition needs.

Kevin - which Gatorade products in particular? G, G2, etc...? Ready to drink bottles or powder mix..?

2012-06-19 9:19 AM
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Here is what they had at the Grand Rapids Triathlon a couple weeks ago:

http://twitpic.com/9u9u6d

It was Fruit Punch flavored on the bike course. The water bottles were Aquafina with a sport top added instead of the regular screw top.

On the run course, there was both lemon lime and glacial freeze (blue) mixed powder Gatorade from packets like this (http://www.amazon.com/GATORADE-FROSTED-GLACIER-FREEZE-powder/dp/B004HMBIKS).

I can't 100% guarantee it, but my guess is that it will be the same for the Michigan Titanium.

I'll see if I can get a firm answer at our next meeting.

2012-06-20 10:05 AM
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Thanks - would be good to get some exact info as the nutritional info varies a fair bit between the different Gatorade brand offerings.
2012-08-02 7:05 PM
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Well I am out.  The months and months of training, not sleeping and trying to keep my eye on the big picture came to an end.  After talking with my mother last week she asked to talk to my wife.  Nothing strange about that.  I knew her heatlh was getting bad, but she told my wife not to make plans to come down at Christmas as she figures she will not make it that long.  Real cheerfull call.

So my wife hung up and started making flight plans for my daughter and myself.  The only time I have off is the race time.  The choice wsa easy to make, I hve to go to Florida.  It looks like I got a good start on next years training.  Hope you all have a good race and I will look forward to reading the race reports and comments.

Joe



2012-08-16 7:58 AM
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They posted that it was 77 degrees on Aug 13th. It looks like the swim will not be wesuit legal.
2012-08-16 9:13 AM
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78 degs is the USAT legal cut off -  so looking at the forecast i would say it would be unlikely that the water temp is going to go up a whole lot over the next 2 weeks.
2012-08-16 9:41 AM
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on the race's website they are saying the cut off is 76.1 degrees
2012-08-16 12:43 PM
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now they updated there site so it now says 78.1
2012-08-17 8:03 PM
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Did the run course after work tonight its freshly paved in the past week. Very Smooth but hilly. The hill on 3 mile road will be a killer.


2012-08-22 9:56 AM
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so was there much shade on the run course? 85 on Sunday could be a warm run!
2012-08-22 5:10 PM
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Almost the whole run course was in the sun

2012-08-22 5:11 PM
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and on freshly paved black top so expect it to be hot if the sun is out
2013-05-07 12:19 AM
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Anyone doing this race this year? This thread is stuck back before last years race. I did the half and am planning on the full this year. Any other takers?
2013-05-07 6:16 AM
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I'm in for the full.


2013-05-11 10:15 AM
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Signed up for the full. Did the full last year as well. Looking forward to the kinks being worked out for this years effort! Doubling Down with the half on June 9th. Never done the half, but I hear it's a great race!
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