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2004-10-21 8:25 AM

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Subject: Greetings from the NC Mountains
I've been mountain biking for years, and have always wanted to do a tri. But I never had the follow through to do it. But, I found the perfect event, an off-road triathlon. The East Coast Xterra Triathlon is happening in Richmond next summer. I'm going to be there. I'm not sure how, but I will be get there.



2004-10-21 9:26 AM
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Good for you walker, hope you enjoy the tri and welcome to this group!!!
2004-10-21 10:24 AM
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Welcome to the site and good luck with your training.
2004-10-21 10:39 AM
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Sounds like a really cool event. Good luck with your training and always remember to have fun..
2004-10-21 10:52 AM
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Wow! I so admire folks that do Xterra races. They look so hard!
Have fun,
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2004-10-21 11:38 AM
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Hi!

I bet the mountains are at their peak with the leaves on the trees changing color. It's probably absolutely beautiful.

Welcome to BT. You are entering a new arena. It's wonderful. Before you know it your mountain bike will be collecting dust and you will be deep in the triathlon training.

You've got plenty of time to train for next Summer's race. Good luck.


2004-10-22 3:06 AM
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Subject: RE: Greetings from the NC Mountains
walker - 2004-10-21 8:25 AM

I've been mountain biking for years, and have always wanted to do a tri. But I never had the follow through to do it. But, I found the perfect event, an off-road triathlon. The East Coast Xterra Triathlon is happening in Richmond next summer. I'm going to be there. I'm not sure how, but I will be get there.


Greetings and the best of luck with your Triathlons.

Question! Where are you in NC or the Mountains?
I taught over in the States for 2 Years and was placed in Charlotte NC.
Spent a great deal of time in the Mountains, Biking, Skiing and Walking etc. Lovely place, would like to go back someday.
2004-10-22 8:06 AM
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We're just outside of Asheville, NC. Charlotte is a great town too. We lived there for 2.5 years before moving here. The mountains here are only about 6000 feet high, but It's got to be one of the most beautiful spots in the Southeast, Especially right now with all the leaves. It is great for trail-running.

2004-10-22 8:37 AM
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walker - 2004-10-22 8:06 AM

We're just outside of Asheville, NC. Charlotte is a great town too. We lived there for 2.5 years before moving here. The mountains here are only about 6000 feet high, but It's got to be one of the most beautiful spots in the Southeast, Especially right now with all the leaves. It is great for trail-running.


Yes cool. Been to Asheville many times on the old parkway. Lovely time of the year to be there, with the trees changing etc. I used to Mountain bike a great deal near to Bryson City. I think that's the name of it.
Enjoy!
2004-10-22 1:13 PM
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Welcome Walker!

You will find this sport addictive and meet some of the best people you have ever met. I am a member of the Triad Tri Team in Greensboro and we had a speaker last week from the Xterra series. Her name is Kylie Kavanaugh and she did a great job explaining the differences between on road tri's and off road tri's. Typically they are harder as it is difficult to get a steady cadence in running and biking in the off road races. However, after my first year I can tell you Richmond is a very achievable goal. Kylie actually trains on weekends in the Boone area. Welcome to the sport and let me know if I or some of the other team members can help out.

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2004-10-22 4:01 PM
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Welcome Walker. My sister lives in Hendersonville, and my mom lives in Flat Rock, just off Little River Road. Bee-a-u-tee-full counrty. Did you happen to do the DuPount State Forest Trail Marathon last weekend? Good luck with your triathlon goal. Hang around this site for the best plans, tips and support.


2004-10-23 5:16 PM
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I work at a conference center right near little river road. Dupont State Forest is great. I missed the marathon. I was riding in another part of the forest, but I heard that it was a great event. It is a brutal event.

Thanks everyone for all of the notes. I am very excited about training for this race. It will be awesome!!!
2004-10-24 7:08 AM
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Good luck on your tri. You're going to have a blast training. With all those hills around you'll be going up and down regularly you're gonna be ready for the Xterra race.
2004-10-24 8:55 PM
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Welcome to the T-Spot!
2004-10-25 5:38 AM
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Welcome Walker. I love Hendersonville, tried to move there several years ago. Currently my wife and I live in Spartanburg, SC. Most of my NC trips are to Wesser these days (NOC) trying to improve my kayaking. My wife and I are starting a fitness consulting firm early 2005; drop me a line anytime (no this is not a shameless plug) and we can discuss training plans.

Gare
2004-10-25 5:59 PM
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Wow, and Xterra! That's a real challenge. This is a great spot for info and encouragement. Happy training!


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