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2007-03-22 7:26 PM
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Thanks for the volunteer info.  Really looking forward to a full weekend of triathlon now!


2007-04-04 12:01 PM
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Is everyone going to the pasta dinner, or is there a not-to-be-missed pasta place near by?

2007-04-04 12:09 PM
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I'm in for the sprint
2007-04-04 1:12 PM
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I'm in.  Doing the HIM.  And volunteering on Saturday.

TJ

2007-04-04 3:08 PM
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Is everyone going to the pasta dinner, or is there a not-to-be-missed pasta place near by?

Pretty sure there's an Olive Garden nearby. LOL.

2007-04-05 8:39 AM
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apw0397 - 2007-04-04 3:08 PM

Is everyone going to the pasta dinner, or is there a not-to-be-missed pasta place near by?

Pretty sure there's an Olive Garden nearby. LOL.

You are not funny...

Olive Garden is 'craptacular.'

 



2007-04-15 8:19 PM
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I am in for the Oly!  Super excited to try out my new wetsuit--i am thinking the water will be pretty cool after the storms/weather this weekend!
2007-04-15 8:30 PM
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emilyindallas - 2007-04-15 8:19 PM I am in for the Oly!  Super excited to try out my new wetsuit--i am thinking the water will be pretty cool after the storms/weather this weekend!

Emily,

Great!  Yes, I'm sure it will be wetsuit legal. 

I was out riding the Playtri course today.  It's mostly flat except for overpasses and a few bumps.

I notice on the swim course that if you breath to the right, then you probably will not have to do much siting.  Breathing on the right you should be able to see the brick wall that lines the lake and use that to stay on course. 

TJ

2007-04-16 9:27 PM
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It looks like I'm in for the OLY. Crap - the only wetsuit I have is the one I used for surfing nearly 10 years ago. Do you think it'll work. Looks like I am making a trip to Lake Grapevine tomorrow to see how well this is going to work.

Anyone know where I can rent a wetsuit - quickly?



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2007-04-16 9:37 PM
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I have an old beat up sleeveless Quintana Roo I'm using for the sprint on saturday that you can borrow. I'm 5' 10" 145 lbs and it just barely fits me.
2007-04-16 10:32 PM
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hosayif - 2007-04-16 9:37 PM I have an old beat up sleeveless Quintana Roo I'm using for the sprint on saturday that you can borrow. I'm 5' 10" 145 lbs and it just barely fits me.

Thanks for the offer, I would take you up on your offer, but I am about 40lbs heavier then you!!



2007-04-17 8:39 AM
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don't know about renting but i saw some for sale at Sea and Ski sports in grapevine mills mall.  They had Desoto 2-piece suits - that's what i wear, i think it's one of the better tri wetsuits.

 I will probably just wear the bibjohn bottoms - maybe the sleeveless vest, but i kinda like just the bibjohn bottoms because my arms are not bound up...

 just an option.  I'm probably going to go saturday and either swim a little during the swim thing or talk to those that do it to see what the opinion is on the water temp, siting, etc...

2007-04-17 12:46 PM
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Mark, have you ever thought of cutting the bib straps off your bib john? I have one two and over the winter bought a vest to go along with the bottoms. The bib john works fairly well but I feel somewhat constricted. I was thinking about cutting off the straps and wearing it with my newly aquired Black Pearl vest.
2007-04-17 1:26 PM
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haven't thought of that, for me it's the vest that constricts me - it feels like it squeezes my chest and makes it hard to breathe - i should probably try it again though.  I have done the bibs only, maybe after you mentioned it - and it works ok for me - not near the pull or rub of either of the tops.

i guess if you cut the straps you get the swim tube or whatever they call the bottoms-only.

wonder if they would sag or come down any at the waist if you cut 'em?

I will probably just ask around saturday as to the temp and feel... may jump in and swim some if i can get away with it. 

2007-04-19 7:48 PM
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I am in the Sprint on Sat. this will be my first triathlon.

My goal is 1hr 15 minutes.

Hopefully the wind wont be to bad.
2007-04-19 9:26 PM
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jmacha - 2007-04-19 7:48 PM

I am in the Sprint on Sat. this will be my first triathlon.

My goal is 1hr 15 minutes.

Hopefully the wind wont be to bad.


Wow..close to mine. I am shooting to beat 15 hours and 1 minute. It will be my first too..... Actually, I am just going out to have fun. Whatever I get, will be my personal best... haha..

Good luck to everyone.... See some of you on Saturday!

on a side note... I see some getting together Saturday night, that are racing Sunday.. Anyone getting together Friday night? It would be cool to meet more BT'rs.

kenny


2007-04-19 9:31 PM
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I'm in for getting together friday night.
2007-04-19 10:42 PM
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Ten9T6 - 2007-04-19 9:26 PM
jmacha - 2007-04-19 7:48 PM I am in the Sprint on Sat. this will be my first triathlon. My goal is 1hr 15 minutes. Hopefully the wind wont be to bad.
Wow..close to mine. I am shooting to beat 15 hours and 1 minute. It will be my first too..... Actually, I am just going out to have fun. Whatever I get, will be my personal best... haha.. Good luck to everyone.... See some of you on Saturday! on a side note... I see some getting together Saturday night, that are racing Sunday.. Anyone getting together Friday night? It would be cool to meet more BT'rs. kenny

Kenny, you'll do great!

2007-04-20 1:54 PM
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Ok I just got back from driving the bike course for the Sprint and have a question.

Will they be closing the roads to car traffic?

Certain sections of the course are on 3 lane divided streets, and the course map and markings on the road state the riders should use the Left 2 lanes in some of these sections. So if I am supposed to stay to the right in the course unless passing, that basically puts me in the middle of the street, and the only lane open for cars would be the far right lane which i am supposed to stay right next to?

2007-04-20 1:58 PM
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I've never participated in a race on this course, but have seen some from a jockstrappers view.  As far as I could see, there was a specific area coned off for the riders so they are not mingling with the cars. Can't speak for the whole course, but the mile or so out of transition and back seemed well protected.  I can only assume that continues for the whole course.

jmacha - 2007-04-20 1:54 PM Ok I just got back from driving the bike course for the Sprint and have a question. Will they be closing the roads to car traffic? Certain sections of the course are on 3 lane divided streets, and the course map and markings on the road state the riders should use the Left 2 lanes in some of these sections. So if I am supposed to stay to the right in the course unless passing, that basically puts me in the middle of the street, and the only lane open for cars would be the far right lane which i am supposed to stay right next to?



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2007-04-20 6:07 PM
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jmacha - 2007-04-20 1:54 PM Ok I just got back from driving the bike course for the Sprint and have a question. Will they be closing the roads to car traffic? Certain sections of the course are on 3 lane divided streets, and the course map and markings on the road state the riders should use the Left 2 lanes in some of these sections. So if I am supposed to stay to the right in the course unless passing, that basically puts me in the middle of the street, and the only lane open for cars would be the far right lane which i am supposed to stay right next to?

Yes.  The bikes will have a lane (or two at some points) coned off.  There will be police at the intersections.  I talked to the Playtri bike coordinator and she said they pay A LOT of money to Irving for the police and the city workers to cone off the course.

TJ



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