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2006-02-13 11:28 AM

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Subject: Opelousas Rotary Sunrise Duathlon

Ok, this is my next race coming up, five weeks away. Who's in? Looks like Matt and Tina have it scheduled, anyone else?

This is a very well-run race, organized by the same folks that put on CajunMan and supported by the local Rotary Club, who provide lot of volunteers, plenty of doorprizes, some good cooking. It is the state championship duathlon, but it brings in competitors of all levels. Registration is limited to 300, and it usually fills up close to the race date. Here's the home page:

http://www.lafayettefitness.org/opelousas_du/index.htm

Run is fairly flat, goes back through a subdivision behind Opelousas General Hospital, but the bike segment has hills! OK, it's not Ride the Rockies, but the route has some fairly long hills for south Louisiana. If anyone is interested in riding the course, let me know, I'm going to try to ride it once a week (probably on Sundays) until raceday. After I ride it, I'll post an elevation profile.



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2006-02-13 2:12 PM
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Hey Bear. I may give this one a shot. I'm going to wait a little bit on registering though, work might throw me a curveball that would have me out of town then. But if not, I'll be there.

This would be my first duathlon, so I'm anxious to try it out. My biggest fear is looking like a real tool out there though. I wanted to go and at least watch one first, just to get the hang of how the transitions go, but what the hell, might as well wing it.

Hope to see you there.

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2006-02-13 9:45 PM
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Dont worry about the transitions...it's cake.  I am definately in for this race.  Like John said, it has hills which is a nice change of pace  for a Southern Louisiana race. The run seemed long to me last year....but I don't mind as long as everyone else has to run the same distance as me.

 

I won a door prize last year (which my wife loved) so I am expecting to win again this year....

 

2006-02-15 4:34 PM
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okay, I just paid and I'm in! First bike race for me. So I should have lots of fun. I'm going to have to look up the course, would like to ride this on the 4th and/or 11th before the race.
2006-02-15 4:35 PM
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jjweav - 2006-02-13 2:12 PM Hey Bear. I may give this one a shot. I'm going to wait a little bit on registering though, work might throw me a curveball that would have me out of town then. But if not, I'll be there. This would be my first duathlon, so I'm anxious to try it out. My biggest fear is looking like a real tool out there though. I wanted to go and at least watch one first, just to get the hang of how the transitions go, but what the hell, might as well wing it. Hope to see you there. Jeremy

 

Oh you should SO wing it with me.

2006-02-15 9:14 PM
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Cool....I'm glad to see some more BegTri peeps coming. I wore my Beginner Tri shirt to the last Duathlon but noone noticed

 

 



2006-02-16 9:56 AM
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Biseman - 2006-02-15 9:14 PM

Cool....I'm glad to see some more BegTri peeps coming. I wore my Beginner Tri shirt to the last Duathlon but noone noticed

Hey, I noticed. Wait until we are styling in our official BT trisuits!

Brandy, let me know when you want to ride the course. I'd prefer Sunday afternoons, if you can swing that.

I'm trying to talk Mrs. bear into doing the race. It would be her first multisport.

2006-02-16 10:07 AM
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Alright, I'm in. Got my new Motobecane out on the road the other day for a 10 mile ride... this should be fun. As soon as I can figure out how to manage the 428 different gear settings I'll be all set. If you hear someone behind you during the race that sounds like he's wearing the $@%& out of his gears... make sure to yell "hi" back to me.

See you all there.
2006-02-16 11:00 AM
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jjweav - 2006-02-16 10:07 AM Alright, I'm in. Got my new Motobecane out on the road the other day for a 10 mile ride... this should be fun. As soon as I can figure out how to manage the 428 different gear settings I'll be all set. If you hear someone behind you during the race that sounds like he's wearing the $@%& out of his gears... make sure to yell "hi" back to me. See you all there.

Looking forward to meeting you. Don't forget to set up your "Race Report" to get you added to the list here on BT.

2006-02-16 6:26 PM
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the bear - 2006-02-16 9:56 AM
Biseman - 2006-02-15 9:14 PM

Cool....I'm glad to see some more BegTri peeps coming. I wore my Beginner Tri shirt to the last Duathlon but noone noticed

Hey, I noticed. Wait until we are styling in our official BT trisuits!

Brandy, let me know when you want to ride the course. I'd prefer Sunday afternoons, if you can swing that.

I'm trying to talk Mrs. bear into doing the race. It would be her first multisport.

Mrs. Bear should SO do this race. And I'd love to ride, any Sunday afternoon after Mardi Gras is good for me

2006-02-17 9:29 PM
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iam in should be a great race. I did a v02 max test with Ben at elmwood. He told me the race has some hills


2006-02-23 8:36 AM
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Six of us in this so far, according to the BT.com system:

Biseman, jjweav, justalittletri, Tee, the bear, trytotri

Those of you not yet in, the price goes up a whopping $5 after Saturday (2/25). I'm going to try to ride the course Saturday and post an elevation profile.

2006-02-23 11:43 AM
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I'm back to a "maybe" status. I'm think I may have a stress fracture in my foot from all of my recent running. Waiting to talk to a doc next week though to see what he says. Keeping my fingers crossed though. I was really looking forward to making an *** of myself!
2006-02-23 9:19 PM
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Bear, you gunna wear a wet suit for this one? I'm not. 
2006-02-24 4:56 AM
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Biseman - 2006-02-23 9:19 PM Bear, you gunna wear a wet suit for this one? I'm not. 

I can guarantee that if you wear a wetsuit you will be the only one.

2006-02-24 9:00 AM
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I will be skiing in Utah, otherwise I would be there.


2006-02-25 6:56 PM
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justalittletri - 2006-02-16 6:26 PM

Mrs. Bear should SO do this race. And I'd love to ride, any Sunday afternoon after Mardi Gras is good for me

OK, she's officially in, registered, and scared to death. Fear is a good motivator, evidently, as she went straight to the trainer to get some bike time in.

2006-02-25 8:44 PM
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the bear - 2006-02-25 6:56 PM
justalittletri - 2006-02-16 6:26 PM

Mrs. Bear should SO do this race. And I'd love to ride, any Sunday afternoon after Mardi Gras is good for me

OK, she's officially in, registered, and scared to death. Fear is a good motivator, evidently, as she went straight to the trainer to get some bike time in.

Awesome!!

2006-02-25 8:54 PM
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the bear - 2006-02-23 8:36 AM I'm going to try to ride the course Saturday and post an elevation profile.

The weather was kinda nasty out here in BR, probably the same out there in Opelousas?

2006-02-28 2:17 PM
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What's everyone doing this sunday?

 I may try to ride the course

2006-03-01 11:45 AM
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justalittletri - 2006-02-28 2:17 PM

What's everyone doing this sunday?

 I may try to ride the course

okay i've got trytotri to come with me on sunday, anyone else?



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2006-03-01 2:05 PM
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I would like to join you, but I will be on the slopes in Colorado this weekend. I am actually still a maybe for this race. I've got to see how my knee holds up on the slopes. It's been bothering me since I did the Evangeline Oaks Du and then aggravated it more doing Mardi Gras Mambo 10k the next weekend.

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2006-03-02 11:34 AM
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justalittletri - 2006-03-01 11:45 AM
justalittletri - 2006-02-28 2:17 PM

What's everyone doing this sunday?

 I may try to ride the course

okay i've got trytotri to come with me on sunday, anyone else?

mama bear and I will probably ride it in the afternoon, is that when you're headed that way? We can shoot for, say, 3pm to give lunch time to get down. We can meet you at the race site or in Lafayette/Carencro on the way, to show you how to get there.

2006-03-02 12:36 PM
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the bear - 2006-03-02 11:34 AM
justalittletri - 2006-03-01 11:45 AM
justalittletri - 2006-02-28 2:17 PM

What's everyone doing this sunday?

 I may try to ride the course

okay i've got trytotri to come with me on sunday, anyone else?

mama bear and I will probably ride it in the afternoon, is that when you're headed that way? We can shoot for, say, 3pm to give lunch time to get down. We can meet you at the race site or in Lafayette/Carencro on the way, to show you how to get there.

We had planned to do an early morning ride 7 or 730. I've got plans in the afternoon (preparing for my lil' sis's baby shower next weekend) all afternoon with my mom.  I would guess that John is probably busy then too.

2006-03-02 6:13 PM
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I do my long run on early morning, but mama bear will probably try to ride with y'all. Let her know when and where.

I'll go back in the afternoon and ride it, probably at 3 or so.

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