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2012-05-22 3:50 PM
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I sent an email asking what time the transition area would be closing and was told 6:30, roughly 15 minutes before the pros start.



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bmoore1284 - 2012-05-22 3:50 PM

I sent an email asking what time the transition area would be closing and was told 6:30, roughly 15 minutes before the pros start.

Thanks for doing that.  I also saw on the program that the bike loop is now 4 laps...I seem to recall it was only 3 laps last year but the route looks same on the map (maybe the western part of route was extended farther out but not familiar enough with Austin downtown to know).  Anybody know if that is right?

2012-05-22 5:46 PM
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bmoore1284 - 2012-05-22 3:50 PM

I sent an email asking what time the transition area would be closing and was told 6:30, roughly 15 minutes before the pros start.

Thanks for doing that.  I also saw on the program that the bike loop is now 4 laps...I seem to recall it was only 3 laps last year but the route looks same on the map (maybe the western part of route was extended farther out but not familiar enough with Austin downtown to know).  Anybody know if that is right?

The Oly has always been 4 loops, but it looks to me that it might extend further north of the capitol building than before.  Not really sure, though.

2012-05-22 6:00 PM
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I skimmed the start list and saw a pretty impressive list of professional men in the group.  Includes 

Hunter Kemper, 2012 US Olympic team

Manny Huerta, 2012 US Olympic team 

Matt Reed, 2008 Olympian

Andy Potts, 2004 Olympian, Ironman 70.3 Championship winner

Francisco Serrano, 2008 Olympian (Mexico)

A few other fast and well know ones also.

 

This should be fun to watch.  Make sure to ride to the right and stay out of their way!!

Brian

 

2012-05-22 6:31 PM
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bmoore1284 - 2012-05-22 3:50 PM

I sent an email asking what time the transition area would be closing and was told 6:30, roughly 15 minutes before the pros start.

thanks for asking! did they mean its closed at 6:30 for everyone? my wave (women's sprint 20-24) doesn't start until 9:15. maybe i'll head back to the hotel and take a quick nap. lol 

2012-05-23 9:41 AM
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In these larger races sometimes wait times can get long.  Hopefully transition for spint or olympic will be different for closing times.  A few years ago at the Rookie that was a problem but they seemed to have worked it out. 

Usually the bike route is 4 laps.  I have trouble counting that high by the 3rd or 4th lap. 

Good luck to everyone.



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famelec - 2012-05-22 5:46 PM
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bmoore1284 - 2012-05-22 3:50 PM

I sent an email asking what time the transition area would be closing and was told 6:30, roughly 15 minutes before the pros start.

Thanks for doing that.  I also saw on the program that the bike loop is now 4 laps...I seem to recall it was only 3 laps last year but the route looks same on the map (maybe the western part of route was extended farther out but not familiar enough with Austin downtown to know).  Anybody know if that is right?

The Oly has always been 4 loops, but it looks to me that it might extend further north of the capitol building than before.  Not really sure, though.

Yes, I must be thinking about the Avia Oly on Labor Day...believe that route is three loops downtown

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famelec - 2012-05-22 6:00 PM

I skimmed the start list and saw a pretty impressive list of professional men in the group.  Includes 

Hunter Kemper, 2012 US Olympic team

Manny Huerta, 2012 US Olympic team 

Matt Reed, 2008 Olympian

Andy Potts, 2004 Olympian, Ironman 70.3 Championship winner

Francisco Serrano, 2008 Olympian (Mexico)

A few other fast and well know ones also.

 

This should be fun to watch.  Make sure to ride to the right and stay out of their way!!

Brian

 

Those guys go at 6:45 and I don't go till 8:34...they'll be almost done before I even make the first turn on the swim leg!!

2012-05-23 10:25 PM
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I picked up my repaired wet suit at Jack and Adams today.  What a bunch of nice folks.  They all ask me if I was doing Captex and wished me luck.  I went to Town Lake the water looked good and felt great today.  Lot of runners out in Austin today.

Customer service means a great deal to me whether it is retail, places to eat, or Tri's.    I hope Captex provides a fun venue for everyone.

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2012-05-24 3:24 PM
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Doing my final OWS practice tomorrow morning.  Anyone know the latest Town Lake water temp?  need to decide to practice in bouyant body covering or not.
2012-05-24 5:21 PM
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Stude - 2012-05-24 3:24 PM Doing my final OWS practice tomorrow morning.  Anyone know the latest Town Lake water temp?  need to decide to practice in bouyant body covering or not.

Almost certainly "buoyant body cover" legal, if that's what you're wondering.  The race packet claims typical temps in the high 60s/low 70s, but my guess is that it will be more like mid 70s.  I vaguely recall that's where it was last year.  Good luck @ the race!  

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2012-05-24 8:26 PM
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Stude - 2012-05-24 3:24 PM Doing my final OWS practice tomorrow morning.  Anyone know the latest Town Lake water temp?  need to decide to practice in bouyant body covering or not.

I'm sure it will be wetsuit legal.  It always has been in previous years, and this year the weather hasn't been extremely hot.  The water in previous years never felt particularly cold, but by no means approaching no wetsuit temps.

Brian

 

2012-05-26 2:42 PM
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Looks like they changed the bike course so we don't have that horrible u-turn bump at the west end of Cesar Chavez.  We go under and around near Austin HS instead.
2012-05-27 7:05 AM
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ewillmore - 2012-05-26 2:42 PM Looks like they changed the bike course so we don't have that horrible u-turn bump at the west end of Cesar Chavez.  We go under and around near Austin HS instead.

CapTex has always gone under, it is the Austin Tri on Labor Day that goes over the median.

2012-05-27 9:15 AM
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Hook'em - 2012-05-27 7:05 AM

ewillmore - 2012-05-26 2:42 PM Looks like they changed the bike course so we don't have that horrible u-turn bump at the west end of Cesar Chavez.  We go under and around near Austin HS instead.

CapTex has always gone under, it is the Austin Tri on Labor Day that goes over the median.

I recall last year was different at CapTex, though.  Maybe because of a school make-up day or road construction...

Brian

 

2012-05-27 6:57 PM
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Packet pick up seemed more crowded than ever.  I may have just went at the prime time.

Got a great deal and signed up for Kerrville $10.00 off. 

Good luck to everyone.  I will be in a yellow shirt.  Yell hello.

 



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Hey guys. I'm silly so I didn't set my bike up today. Now it's too late. My q is - the website says the olympic distance transition area opens at 05:30 - when does it close?

 

Thanks!!!

2012-05-27 8:59 PM
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deanrover6 - 2012-05-27 7:07 PM

Hey guys. I'm silly so I didn't set my bike up today. Now it's too late. My q is - the website says the olympic distance transition area opens at 05:30 - when does it close?

 

Thanks!!!



I heard that oly closes at 630.  
2012-05-27 9:04 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/#!/captextri2010

"Water temp is currently 79 degrees."

 

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2012-05-28 3:02 PM
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Am I the only dummy who can't find results?  

 

Cheers,

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Nope...this dummy can't find results either
2012-05-28 3:21 PM
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I found the results from last year...and according to my Garmin, I bested my Oly time by 11 minutes (unofficially of course since the results for this year aren't up yet).

2012-05-28 4:15 PM
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I was working the course and just wanted to congratulate everyone who competed in the race!  It was a lot of fun to watch and I saw Hunter Kemper leading the pro division.  He was smoking.  Hope you all did well, and I feel sorry if you were out there late or very long as it got hot/humid quick.  I haven't found the results yet either.
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