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2012-05-28 1:39 PM
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I'm new to the sport and this will be my second sprint. I just looked at the 7 day forecast and it calls for rain this weekend. I don't usually put too much trust in a 7 day forecast, but what typically happens if it rains or rains heavy the day before a race?


2012-05-28 2:07 PM
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BarefootClyde - 2012-05-28 2:39 PM I'm new to the sport and this will be my second sprint. I just looked at the 7 day forecast and it calls for rain this weekend. I don't usually put too much trust in a 7 day forecast, but what typically happens if it rains or rains heavy the day before a race?

You race.  Unless the weather is dangerous we'll be racing.

You look on the bright side - you'll already be wet from the swim (unless you're a duathlete).Wink

2012-05-28 5:25 PM
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Sounds good to me, don't mind alittle rain. I just heard of races closing certain portions of the race due to conditions.

2012-05-29 7:19 AM
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I remember racing the TAT Milton in the rain in 2010...the water was warmer than the rain. No wetsuit, froze with the cold rain and wind on the bike and my running shoes were full of water when I got to T2...still had an amazing time though. I kept on thinking about the sprint athletes having to freeze for 30k on the bike but about 5 minutes before the sprint, the clouds parted and the sun came out.
2012-06-01 7:18 AM
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Weather doesn't look that good for Sunday

2010 all over again.

*EDIT* Now that I think about it, there's no way it will be as bad as Guelph Lake II in 2010. That makes me feel a bit better.



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2012-06-01 8:36 AM
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Looks better than today....I hope.


2012-06-01 11:23 AM
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I'm fine with some rain in general, doesn't bother me on the run. However, this will be my first race with a new bike which has literally not yet seen rain due to some nice training weather. So I imagine I would be riding the brakes coming back down the 6th line hill.
2012-06-01 6:51 PM
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My windows are getting power washed here in Ajax right now.  Hopefully Sunday won't be quite so nasty!
2012-06-01 8:27 PM
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Tips for keeping the bike and run gear dry in transition?
2012-06-01 9:53 PM
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The water must be crazy cold....not looking forward to it.
2012-06-02 12:08 AM
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Porschemartini - 2012-06-01 10:53 PM The water must be crazy cold....not looking forward to it.

GoFaster said that the water temperature was in the low 70s.  That doesn't sound too bad to me, even though I am terrible at Fahrenheit. 



2012-06-02 5:48 AM
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That sounds not to bad, thank you for the update, if somebody goes to register today, would be great to hear how warm it is, I can't find any water temps for Kelso online, only Mountsberg.Cheers, from Barrie.
2012-06-02 1:58 PM
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Only stuck my hand in the water for a moment today, but it certainly feels cooler than a week ago - but not too cold (it was only my hand).  However my hand did get a bit cool/cold standing there with it wet afterwards.  I don't usually wear gloves when racing but may consider it tomorrow.  I may also tape the front of my shoes or put toe covers over them.

As for the course, I rode up 6th line just a bit and since the wind is coming out of the West most of the ride should be protected with all the trees.  That assumes that the wind doesn't change direction by tomorrow.

2012-06-02 3:54 PM
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The weather forecast calls for winds of 20km/hr. I'm considering doing Milton tomorrow but I don't want to get there and see that the swim has been canceled. Has this happened in previous years? Is the lake protected fron the winds? This will be my first time in Milton
2012-06-02 4:21 PM
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I swam in the lake earlier this week and the temperature was perfect. Friends who swam there today reported waves but the water temp still ok - good luck tomorrow everybody!
2012-06-02 5:50 PM
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slowbuthappy - 2012-06-02 5:21 PM I swam in the lake earlier this week and the temperature was perfect. Friends who swam there today reported waves but the water temp still ok - good luck tomorrow everybody!

Thank you for the update, what did they wear swimming, feet covered? Wetsuit? Cap? Neoprene hat?

What means still ok :-)

Have a nice weekend. I take the plunge tomorrow. Wish me luck my first Tri Sprint!



2012-06-02 8:42 PM
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For those worried about the lake and water temps for tomorrow I wouldn't be.  There was a bit of a visible current at the lake today, but no chop or anything that should be worrisome.

Some rain here this evening, and the wind picked up again a bit.  Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

2012-06-03 2:06 PM
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Well that went ok. Knee started to kill at the start of the run which wasn't fun

Did anyone notice that there was a number of flats? I got a slow puncture in my back tire. Another flat on one person in my group and I saw two people walking it in on Tremaine.
2012-06-03 2:50 PM
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Water temps were significantly cooler than earlier in the week - it certainly took me about 100 m to settle into the swim. I was shocked by the number of people being pulled from the water - even in the sprint.
I enjoyed the race but totally screwed up T1 - couldn't get my wetsuit off to save my life! Plenty of things to work on before Guelph Lake Olympic - which should be easy in comparison!
2012-06-03 6:31 PM
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Hope everyone had a great event!  I loved it!  The swim was great (even without a wetsuit - lol), the bike was hard and the run reminded me of being a kid in cross country days.

 

Can't wait til next year to try it again!!!!

2012-06-03 9:31 PM
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Had a good race out there today - the wind was definitely a bit of a factor on the ride, but I didn't find the swim was too bad.  Worst section seemed to be the final turn towards the finish when we were straight into the chop and current.  Those hills really add up...


2012-06-03 9:43 PM
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Did anyone notice that there was a number of flats? I got a slow puncture in my back tire. Another flat on one person in my group and I saw two people walking it in on Tremaine.

I only noticed one guy attempting a repair. I have been caught with under-inflated tires combined with a pothole leading to flat(s). I thought the bike course was pretty clean, only a few road hazards to avoid. (One notably on the long downhill).

Overall I thought it was a good race as well, the water temperature not being a factor after the initial shock. I too noticed the chop after the final turn. Only a sprinkling of rain on the north end of the bike ride, and the sun showed up a few times.

2012-06-04 9:35 PM
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It was a great event - my first, see you in Muskoka doing the Sprint.
2012-06-06 12:44 PM
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