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2016-07-29 1:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Manatee Mentors 2016 - Part deux

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Originally posted by jmkizer

Racing Manatees!!!

July 30-31
Darren - Transcontinental Race Start at 10 pm tonight (that's 4pm US Eastern time, figure it out from there).  He will be updating via FB and IG.  His hashtag is #TCRNo4S111.  He'll be traveling with cell data off and updating via wifi when available.
Markus - Cypress Triathlon Sprint on Sunday
Yanti - Ironman Maastrich on Sunday
Adrienne - 420 Games - 4.20 miles on Sunday

Follow Darren Info
* setting off from Geraardsbergen, Belgium at 10 pm this Friday night.
* first check point is fat the Puy de Dome in central France
* second checkpoint is in the Swiss Alps, from Grindelwald to the Furka Pass
* third checkpoint is Passo Giau in the Italian Dolomites
* fourth checkpoint is in Montenegro on the Durmitor massif
* finish is in Canakkale, Turkey on the Asian side of the Dardanelles strait
* first riders will finish on Sunday, August 7th, most are aiming for the party on Saturday, August 13th
* Darren is rider S111
* Tracker: http://trackleaders.com/transconrace16
* Map showing checkpoints: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1I-r56FOqJSuMRlZfYCjPCazS5Ow
* #TCRNo4S111

Steve follow up:  Any additional thoughts on the charity that we would like to use?  Virtual event in his honor?  We could set up something in Racery (http://racery.com/) and ask for donations (free race, ask for donations or paid race to raise money for our cause.)

Manate bizness:  New thread coming soon!

Goooo racers!

IM Maastrich is likely to be my next IM, so I'll need details, Yanti! 

 

I think you'd love it (we'll see what happens after ). The bike course is crazy, but crazy fun. Same as any other IM, I'd think: if you're prepared for it, this seems like a really good race. Not much less climbing than Nice, though, and it's not big swooping climbs and descents but kinda zigzaggy blind-corner ones. And 8km or so on cobbles. And it's long And the run is hilly, too.

That said, everyone seems super friendly AND laid back (Euro races are not usually laid-back!) and it's very well organized. Extremely little at the expo, though, so bring all your own stuff.

I'm aiming for doing swim and 1 loop of the bike (92km). Anything after that is a bonus. We'll see how I feel after the first bike loop. 

I'm completely unprepared for this race (so, just like every other race, ho-hum) but the course is a bit-LOT tougher.

I also just had a friend pass away in very difficult circumstances and I'm finding it hard to do or care about much right now. But at the same time, I'm deeply grateful for every breath, every day, every moment.

So with that celebratory attitude ...

GO DAZZERS!!!

GO MARKUS!!!

GO ME!!!

GO SALTY!!!



2016-07-29 1:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Manatee Mentors 2016 - Part deux

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Awesome stuff!!! Looking forward to stalking Darren. Have fun racers!

For my long run tomorrow I am doing a training run for a 50k race that I'm not going to run   I just need a change of scenery and the chance to run with other people!

Enjoy your non-training run run with strange people in a strange place!

2016-07-29 2:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Manatee Mentors 2016 - Part deux

Originally posted by jmkizer

Racing Manatees!!!

July 30-31
Darren - Transcontinental Race Start at 10 pm tonight (that's 4pm US Eastern time, figure it out from there).  He will be updating via FB and IG.  His hashtag is #TCRNo4S111.  He'll be traveling with cell data off and updating via wifi when available.
Markus - Cypress Triathlon Sprint on Sunday
Yanti - Ironman Maastrich on Sunday
Adrienne - 420 Games - 4.20 miles on Sunday

Follow Darren Info
* setting off from Geraardsbergen, Belgium at 10 pm this Friday night.
* first check point is fat the Puy de Dome in central France
* second checkpoint is in the Swiss Alps, from Grindelwald to the Furka Pass
* third checkpoint is Passo Giau in the Italian Dolomites
* fourth checkpoint is in Montenegro on the Durmitor massif
* finish is in Canakkale, Turkey on the Asian side of the Dardanelles strait
* first riders will finish on Sunday, August 7th, most are aiming for the party on Saturday, August 13th
* Darren is rider S111
* Tracker: http://trackleaders.com/transconrace16
* Map showing checkpoints: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1I-r56FOqJSuMRlZfYCjPCazS5Ow
* #TCRNo4S111

Steve follow up:  Any additional thoughts on the charity that we would like to use?  Virtual event in his honor?  We could set up something in Racery (http://racery.com/) and ask for donations (free race, ask for donations or paid race to raise money for our cause.)

Manate bizness:  New thread coming soon!

Go Manatees, GOOOOOOOOOOO!!! 

Darren, that's one HECKUVA race - have fun & take loads of pics   

2016-07-29 2:34 PM
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Subject: RE: Manatee Mentors 2016 - Part deux

Originally posted by jmkizer

Racing Manatees!!!

July 30-31
Darren - Transcontinental Race Start at 10 pm tonight (that's 4pm US Eastern time, figure it out from there).  He will be updating via FB and IG.  His hashtag is #TCRNo4S111.  He'll be traveling with cell data off and updating via wifi when available.
Markus - Cypress Triathlon Sprint on Sunday
Yanti - Ironman Maastrich on Sunday
Adrienne - 420 Games - 4.20 miles on Sunday

Follow Darren Info
* setting off from Geraardsbergen, Belgium at 10 pm this Friday night.
* first check point is fat the Puy de Dome in central France
* second checkpoint is in the Swiss Alps, from Grindelwald to the Furka Pass
* third checkpoint is Passo Giau in the Italian Dolomites
* fourth checkpoint is in Montenegro on the Durmitor massif
* finish is in Canakkale, Turkey on the Asian side of the Dardanelles strait
* first riders will finish on Sunday, August 7th, most are aiming for the party on Saturday, August 13th
* Darren is rider S111
* Tracker: http://trackleaders.com/transconrace16
* Map showing checkpoints: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1I-r56FOqJSuMRlZfYCjPCazS5Ow
* #TCRNo4S111

Steve follow up:  Any additional thoughts on the charity that we would like to use?  Virtual event in his honor?  We could set up something in Racery (http://racery.com/) and ask for donations (free race, ask for donations or paid race to raise money for our cause.)

Manate bizness:  New thread coming soon!

GOOOOOOO racing manatees, rock your races!  Yanti, I have friends doing Maastrich this weekend, cool!  I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. (((hugs)))

TJ - good luck with your running adventure, too!  Wow.

Janyne, great job on the Darren waypoints and info for Steve.  You rock!



Edited by melbo55 2016-07-29 2:36 PM
2016-07-29 5:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Manatee Mentors 2016 - Part deux
Originally posted by Hot Runner

Okay, here it is....proof of bling! Will try to post more pics in the race report. Fortunately there are no pictures of my "one shoe off, one shoe on" version of the "flying dismount" in T2.

OMG this pic is way too big--but I don't know how to resize it--sorry!



Well done Karen, hopefully I will get to read your race report soon.
2016-07-29 5:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Manatee Mentors 2016 - Part deux
Originally posted by jmkizer

Racing Manatees!!!

July 30-31
Darren - Transcontinental Race Start at 10 pm tonight (that's 4pm US Eastern time, figure it out from there).  He will be updating via FB and IG.  His hashtag is #TCRNo4S111.  He'll be traveling with cell data off and updating via wifi when available.
Markus - Cypress Triathlon Sprint on Sunday
Yanti - Ironman Maastrich on Sunday
Adrienne - 420 Games - 4.20 miles on Sunday

Follow Darren Info
* setting off from Geraardsbergen, Belgium at 10 pm this Friday night.
* first check point is fat the Puy de Dome in central France
* second checkpoint is in the Swiss Alps, from Grindelwald to the Furka Pass
* third checkpoint is Passo Giau in the Italian Dolomites
* fourth checkpoint is in Montenegro on the Durmitor massif
* finish is in Canakkale, Turkey on the Asian side of the Dardanelles strait
* first riders will finish on Sunday, August 7th, most are aiming for the party on Saturday, August 13th
* Darren is rider S111
* Tracker: http://trackleaders.com/transconrace16
* Map showing checkpoints: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1I-r56FOqJSuMRlZfYCjPCazS5Ow
* #TCRNo4S111

Steve follow up:  Any additional thoughts on the charity that we would like to use?  Virtual event in his honor?  We could set up something in Racery (http://racery.com/) and ask for donations (free race, ask for donations or paid race to raise money for our cause.)

Manate bizness:  New thread coming soon!


Go racers and good luck Darren.

Yanti I am so sorry about your friend. The total disregard that the Indonesian Government has for human life and their own laws continues to amaze (not in a good way) me. More and more of my friends will no longer travel there as their way of protest, the sad thing about that is that it affects the local people more than it affects the Government. I pray that somehow God will bring peace and healing to all of those affected by this weeks events.


2016-07-29 8:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Manatee Mentors 2016 - Part deux

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