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2014-09-15 9:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Chattanooga : Official Thread
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Originally posted by rwekin

Originally posted by miamiamy

Random question for those using Tri Bike Transport.

Are you guys removing your rear bottle cages for transport? This is my first race that offered tri bike transport so it's new to me. I thought I saw that we were to do this and quite honestly I just remember how annoying it is to put that thing on there tightly in the first place so I'm checking with others before I take it off.

Obviously, I don't want it to break in transport (duh) but also obviously I don't want to be unable to get it secure with my little hex wrench in the hotel and drop the whole kit and caboodle over a set of train tracks (duh again).

Clearly this is the useless place my empty brain has decided to obsess on this week. But any feedback is appreciated.



I used TriBike Transport earlier this year at IM Texas. When I dropped it off I asked that same question. However, they only removed my pedals and said that the rear bottle cages did not need to be removed. The bike arrived without a problem in Texas from Ohio, and returned in just as good condition. My sticky fuel bottles were still on the back of the bike when I picked it up at home after the race. I'd hate to see some thing happen to your bike, but that, at least, was my limited experience with them.




Excellent - Thanks!. Obviously anything can happen. But I think I'm going to try that same thing. If they say they have to come off I'll do it then and it is what it is. Did you do the bike valet - is that how your bottles were still there after?


Yes. So once I was done with the race, I got my morning bag and went back to the hotel. Actually, the following morning I went back to retrieve my gear bags, but the bikes and gear weren't back yet when I got there. I wasn't able to wait around there because I would have missed my flight. So they just collected my stuff when it arrived and put it in the gear bag I also shipped. When I got my bike and bag back at the LBS the bottles were still on the bike and my stuff was all in the transition bag. It was simple.


2014-09-18 8:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Chattanooga : Official Thread
Hello everyone!!! Ironman Chattanooga is just around the corner!!! wanted to share a short web series we have done with Pro Anna Cleaver!


http://youtu.be/z4AGP2sdxBs

Check out the rest on her YouTube page! Also give Element Visuals a like on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @elementvisuals1

Hope to catch some of you on the course!! Good luck to all a safe event!1


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2014-09-19 1:08 PM
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9 days!! yikes! I remember when the count-down was 365+ days!
2014-09-19 1:37 PM
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Wait.... What??? 

9 days????

From today????

2014-09-19 2:20 PM
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Wait.... What??? 

9 days????

From today????




yep! single digits baby!
2014-09-19 3:27 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Chattanooga : Official Thread
It seemed like it was so far off then...


2014-09-19 4:16 PM
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It seemed like it was so far off then...

I guess it's time to hit the pavement.
2014-09-23 12:40 PM
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In case any other BT'ers want to say "Hi" or share in the misery mid-race:

I'll be:

  • Wearing the orange Team Challenge kit
  • Tangerine orange Schwinn bike with disc cover (Kirby decal and a "Slow Poke" turtle decal)
  • On the run, bright orange visor.
  • Possible orange sleeves depending on temperature

So much orange...

How will I recognize you other BT'ers?

-Ho

2014-09-23 1:59 PM
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i'll be wearing a Team RWB shirt on the run

unfortunately, none of my other stuff is readily identifiable - my trek is the 2014 carbon fiber color scheme (white with brown markings)
2014-09-23 2:50 PM
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This is a longshot but in the chance that Brian Myrick is still visiting this site. I have a friend who was in Ironman Lake Tahoe and is trying to work it out to get to Ironman Chattanooga this weekend. It's a very fast turn around and he cannot get there until Saturday. The materials are very clear that there is no packet pickup on Saturday. So we are reaching out to see if there is any special consideration that can be given. It's a long shot. But if Brian Myrick is here and feeling benevolent that would be great.

Or if anybody on this board happens to know how to reach any of the WTC staff on the ground in Tennessee that would actually be helpful. I'm sure they are burning the candle at both ends in Chattanooga. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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2014-09-23 3:13 PM
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He actually got a call back from somebody so disregard the above plea for assistance.

See everyone in Chattanooga!


2014-09-24 6:40 AM
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Originally posted by miamiamy

He actually got a call back from somebody so disregard the above plea for assistance.

See everyone in Chattanooga!


are they working with him to do that? (out of curiosity)
2014-09-24 8:48 AM
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When is everyone arriving into town? We are driving in late Thursday night, kids are doing the fun run Sat AM.

I'll be wearing "got chicked" tri kit, black and pink.

Did last pool swim this AM before the race! Y'all enjoy taper week and embrace the day on Sunday!
2014-09-24 8:59 AM
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Safe travels everyone - heading out of KC early tomorrow morning and will be in town by late afternoon. Look forward to seeing you all on the road.
2014-09-24 9:48 AM
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Originally posted by nmk62303 When is everyone arriving into town? We are driving in late Thursday night, kids are doing the fun run Sat AM. I'll be wearing "got chicked" tri kit, black and pink. Did last pool swim this AM before the race! Y'all enjoy taper week and embrace the day on Sunday!

Headed out in tomorrow morning about 0500.  Hope to be able to hit the end of packet pick up tomorrow afternoon to get that out of the way.  

I will be rather anonymous on the bike.  Black Pearl Izumi jersey with white sleeves (on the jersey not stand alone arm sleeves).  Ridding a black Felt B12 with white logos a 404 front and 404 with an aerojacket in the rear.

On the run I'll have a royal blue and florescent yellow Pearl Izumi singlet and florescent yellow compression socks and obnoxious Zoot Noosa shoes.

Hope everyone has safe travels and hope to run into a few of you throughout the weekend.

2014-09-24 12:31 PM
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heading out tomorrow night after work - the perils of starting a new job and having no leave...no cushion for leaving early...lol!

as a note, if you are heading down from the DC (and north way) and going down I-81 - its homecoming at Virginia Tech this weekend, so there may be traffic to be wary of


2014-09-25 9:45 AM
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We arrived last night. Me are actually staying in our RV on the south side of town, I bel we are actually in Georgia. Heading into the race site shortly.
2014-09-25 10:17 AM
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i'm extremely jealous of everyone posting their photos from the Ironman Village etc right now
2014-09-27 10:51 AM
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Headed to drop Mr. Felt off. I guess we are really going to do this thing! Got a pic with "The Voice of Ironman" last night, hopefully that's a good omen.

Good luck to all tomorrow!
2014-09-27 3:44 PM
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Wow, its officially go time. Had a great day today and feel good about tomorrow. The practice swim was a great moral booster. Water was good temperature and was really humming along. I don't think I will wear a wetsuit tomorrow based on how good water temp was.
Luckily after inspecting the tires on my bike last night, found several cracks on each tire, one would certainly have caused a problem on race day. Had to run around town to find tires but thanks to Owen's Cyclery for fixing my problem at the last minute. Good luck to everyone! I will be wearing a Green/Black tri kit from Chattanooga Tri Club. On run I will have yellow newtons, black calf socks and black long sleeve t shirt (de soto skin cooler).

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2014-09-28 4:21 PM
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I heard about the tacks and oil on the course.  I pray everyone is okay.  Made me sick to my stomach to hear this news.  Don't people realize it's not just flat tires, it could cause serious accidents and injuries.  Very sad indeed.



2014-09-29 2:58 PM
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Brian Myrick (RD)...thank you! You put on an amazing race. I am a local and have done two other ironmans besides IMCHOO and by far this was my favorite. I will be doing this race for many years to come (just not next year cause the wife asked me to take a year off). The course was tough but fast and most importantly fun.

I'm so glad we had tons of local supporters (besides the one jerk who spread oil & tacks and the pick pocket who was run down and caught).

I've enjoyed all the comments and talk here much more than the crazy talk on Facebook. Thank you for helping me get to the finish line for the 3rd time in 3 years.

Y'all come back and see us in Chatt again soon!
2014-09-30 10:21 AM
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I had a great race day in Chattanooga. Thank goodness I did not hit a tack on the bike course.

It's a good race and a great city. I hope everyone had fun.

On the off chance the RD is still popping in here a bit I'll put my feedback here. The big thing that I think could be really improved is the start. The swim itself is amazing. But I have three things that can be improved.

First, It will be hard but I honestly believe that not having a place to warm up before a swim this long just isn't a good idea. It will be tough to figure out because of the current but I truly think it's a very important safety item.

Second, there should be a way to see the swim course before you leap into the water so you have a mental plan of where you're going. This year we came from behind the tree line and within 5 seconds were splash into the river. Perhaps if there is a warmup area created this will be possible from that point.

Last point. I personally think the lining up for start position is stupid. This is a race and there shouldn't be a potential advantage for just getting up obscenely early. Set a time, organize corrals by estimated swim time or age group or whatever and make the line. There was plenty of space for this at the swim start area. Yes, people will lie about their time. But it won't matter because people trickle into the river and the river is so wide that the swimmers spread out immediately. Some folks were allegedly there at 3 am. That's just ridiculous.

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