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2006-04-10 2:31 PM

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Does anyone have information to share with a newcomer? Tips based on having run this course in the past? Especially interesting to me: How far apart are the swim waves and how are the participants divided for the swim waves?


2006-04-24 6:39 AM
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This is my first year so all I can tell you is the bike and run is flat. Oh yeah, and the last 20 miles of the bike is into a head wind and the road.....well lets just say it will test you mentally!!! It needs to be paved pretty bad.

2006-04-24 11:17 AM
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The swim waves are just like a regular tri, 3 minutes apart by age group, not sure about the 3 minutes part. The bike course is flat, the last part on highway 53 is a slight uphill and usually into the wind. That road does suck, I rode it Saturday and was surprised to find that they have paved short sections of it, maybe 100 yards or so every once in a while. The run is a 2 loop, out and back affair. Flat but no shade, if it is hot it can be a problem.
Good luck, see you out there.
2006-04-25 4:34 AM
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How "bad" is Bad for the road? I live on the IN-MI border, and we have BAD roads! I still find decent pavement, but the last thing I need is my last 60-70 minutes with a shook up arse and colon! I am going down to White Lake with at least 5 other racers and our family/support. Anybody got a BT flag or something. I see 12 BT'ers are racing... we should wear the tattoos or something.
2006-04-25 6:32 AM
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The worst thing about this road is there is like a seal in the road like every 30 yards so you end up with this little bounce everytime you go over it. Its like a speed bump for ants or something. When I first turned on it I was like this isn't as bad as people made it out to be but after spending about 10-12 miles on it........I was getting annoyed. If it was just rough road I would have no problem.....its that dang little seal  in the road that gets you.

No BT flag here!!

2006-04-25 7:45 AM
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my first HIM here...little nervous! I've been warned about the last 15 miles of the bike - I'm going to save a bit in my tank for this part of the race. On the brighter side, the swim is supposed to be very clear water and a sandy bottom - sounds great! Let's hope for an overcast day so the run doesn't drag on and on.

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2006-04-26 2:14 PM
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It is my first HIM too...and my second tri (assuming I finish my sprint this weekend).  My bf (screen name: theattorney) and I are staying at Langston's Apts.  We would be game for getting together either Friday or Saturday, as there is not much happening in White Lake or E-town.

And I am a total nervous wreck

2006-04-29 6:45 AM
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I am going down with an entourage it seems. I live in Indiana, and about 5-6 people from my tri team are coming, in addition to some extra family members. I don't know what is going on before and after race, but I can tell you that you probably won't be wanting to move a whole lot after doing that race, that is if you race it hard. I am always interested in meeting up with fellow BT'ers. We ought to corrdinate something.
2006-05-02 9:56 AM
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I plan on packing the cooler Friday morning. After the race, I plan on drinking beer carb-loading and cheering everyone on (if I am ahead of anyone). Should be a lot of fun!!! Saturday grilling out and then Sunday, bloody marys and cheering on the sprinters. Sounds fun!!

Any guess on the water temp? I hope it is either wetsuit legal or very warm, like 82-84. I do not like that 78-81 range.

2006-05-03 6:43 AM
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Wow... is the water temp over 78 degrees? I hope not. Also, it looks like crummy weather. 50% chance of thunderstorms on Saturday. I guess my ride and run brick this past Saturday in the wind and rain might pay off!!!


2006-05-03 7:08 AM
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I do not know what the water temperature is? I guess we will find out tomorrow.


2006-05-03 10:15 AM
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I'll be there doing the 1/2 on saturday and cheering on the sprint on sunday, any plans for a BT'r meeting?
2006-05-03 4:14 PM
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Numbers are up on the web site. I am # 566. Look forward to meeting at least some, if not all of you there.

2006-05-03 5:59 PM
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I'm doing the sprint on Sunday...good luck, I heard this is the best swim of all the NC tris.
2006-05-03 6:02 PM
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I am going to the pre-race meeting at 6:00...and probably doing a short OWS, bike, and run beforehand.  Maybe we can all meet before or after the pre-race meeting?

I will be cheering at the sprint on Sunday...and will be a BOPer on Saturday
2006-05-03 7:17 PM
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My # is 592. I hope to be there early enough Friday to get in a short swim and bike and maybe drive the bike course. I hope to be at the meeting at 6:00. Can't wait!

I will attempt to drive back home Saturday afternoon...



2006-05-04 6:38 AM
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#328.......Let's Rock It!!!
2006-05-04 7:06 AM
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Lucky #608, can't wait!
2006-05-04 12:46 PM
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Water Temperature Posted: 69 degrees. That is cold!!!
2006-05-04 2:38 PM
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BRRR!! (Marginal improvement over last year. I think it was 67 on race day.)

I'm doing the Sprint on Sunday. Everyone have fun and enjoy your race!

2006-05-04 3:33 PM
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see everyone there bib#783


2006-05-04 5:08 PM
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#119...excited and nervous!
2006-05-04 6:21 PM
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#771...and nervous as hell!!!
2006-05-05 9:18 AM
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Okay...so I started this thread and I have no good information to offer. If you are looking for a tri rookie...I'll be in bib #713. Good luck to each of you.
2006-05-07 10:57 PM
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Hot day. Not hotter than 2001 when I did it- 95 degrees that day! ...but hot this year. 85ish. Today, it was in the low 50s & raining where I live (3 hours from White Lake). Strange. I cramped during the swim, but managed to pull out a decent race for me. My bike leg was good.
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