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2010-09-08 2:50 PM
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Actually about the time chips, what was wrong with them?  This is was my first Tri so I didn't have anything to compare them too.


2010-09-08 8:22 PM
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Too big and bulky - hard to get wetsuits off over them. Also, some experienced cuts and/or chaffing from them.

IrishLadinTexas - 2010-09-08 2:50 PM

Actually about the time chips, what was wrong with them?  This is was my first Tri so I didn't have anything to compare them too.
2010-09-08 9:02 PM
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Run Far usually uses ChampionChip, which is about 1 inch in diameter and only about 1/4" thick.
2010-09-08 9:08 PM
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I was glad I had my own strap that was think enough to keep the jagged plastic off my skin.  No way mine wouldn't have cut me with the plastic band they had.
2010-09-09 10:53 AM
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Ah thanks guys, yes that makes sense.  I tried to put the strap on the night before just to test it out and ended up snapping it two.  I popped back down to the expo and picked up a nice cushiony strap so I guess I got lucky.

I'm guessing the fact that this year the chips were disposable was the reason why they were so much clunkier?
2010-09-09 2:10 PM
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IrishLadinTexas - 2010-09-09 10:53 AM

Ah thanks guys, yes that makes sense.  I tried to put the strap on the night before just to test it out and ended up snapping it two.  I popped back down to the expo and picked up a nice cushiony strap so I guess I got lucky.

I'm guessing the fact that this year the chips were disposable was the reason why they were so much clunkier?


I can only guess that's the case, which makes it that much more inexplicable. Why have 3x the amount of plastic you really need?


2010-09-09 5:03 PM
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dgunthert - 2010-09-07 5:10 PM Great day! Even with the worst timing chip in history. Tenth out of 122 in M40-44 including the second fastest bike split at 23.2 mph! Woohoo.


x4. I have cuts on my leg from the strap. Those things sucked! Mental note: Use my own chip strap next time.

I had a great race. I was a little slower on the bike this year (I'd like to say it was because of the pouring down rain on my second loop) but I took 5 minutes off my swim from last year, and was faster on my run.

I helped a couple of first-timers train for this race, and they we all beat our estimated finish times! They had a great race, and are looking forward to doing another tri soon!

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2010-09-10 6:15 AM
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My race time left a lot to be desired, but it was a fun race.  I need to get over my fear of crashing on the wet roads which kept my average around 17.5. 

I was really impressed with how the race was run.  CapTex is such a PITA after the race to get back to the transition area.

Turns out that Dennis was racked right across from me.  It was good to meet another BTer.

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