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Subject: Clearlake International Triathlon Anyone Going?? Feedback please??
Guys

I notice i am free on August 24. I am expressing interest in attending Clearlake International Triathlon. I read
it is Olympic distance anyone going?? Feedback from previous years??
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http://www.out-loud.org/index.php/triathlons/clear-lake-internation...

Sincerely

Carl

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2013-07-18 7:00 PM
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Hey Carl,

I did the sprint in 2010. It is the same RD who does Oilman, Du The Bear. Well put on race and I will be doing the Oly as well this year.
2013-07-18 8:42 PM
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No first hand experience with that race but my buddy at work really enjoyed the oly at clear lake. Mentioned the swim was particularly well set up.
2013-07-18 9:57 PM
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Not a fan of that race at all.  I haven't done it in a couple of years but it was arguably one of the worst run races I've ever done.  Poorly policed intersections nearly got me and a few other people killed in 2009.  Then there's the 2011 race in which the bike course was 28.4 miles (the international/olympic distance is 24.8 miles).

Maybe it has gotten better.  They lost me as a customer though.

2013-07-18 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by GMAN 19030

Not a fan of that race at all.  I haven't done it in a couple of years but it was arguably one of the worst run races I've ever done.  Poorly policed intersections nearly got me and a few other people killed in 2009.  Then there's the 2011 race in which the bike course was 28.4 miles (the international/olympic distance is 24.8 miles).

Maybe it has gotten better.  They lost me as a customer though.




i believe you with the bike leg ill seriously bring it up to them. How's the swim leg? how are the kayaks spread apart?

thanks man
2013-07-18 11:32 PM
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Originally posted by strykergt
Originally posted by GMAN 19030

Not a fan of that race at all.  I haven't done it in a couple of years but it was arguably one of the worst run races I've ever done.  Poorly policed intersections nearly got me and a few other people killed in 2009.  Then there's the 2011 race in which the bike course was 28.4 miles (the international/olympic distance is 24.8 miles).

Maybe it has gotten better.  They lost me as a customer though.

i believe you with the bike leg ill seriously bring it up to them. How's the swim leg? how are the kayaks spread apart? thanks man

I believe the bike course is completely different now.  They took a lot of flak for screwing up the distance in 2011.

The swim is now in a marina.  It was actually in Clear Lake when I last did it.

Like I said, maybe they have gotten their sh*t together over the last couple of years and it runs smoothly now.



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I did the sprint last year, and they must have listened to the complaints. All intersections were policed to the max, zero safety issues on the bike course for 2012. The only mishap I saw was at the bottom of of the big bridge someone got out of control and caused an accident, but that was his fault. It was my first tri ever, so I didn't have much to compare to, but I thought the swim was fine (more loops for the Oly and I little farther out on the second loop) plenty of safety support (more than Kemah had this year), it is a ladder exit and I think there were about 6-8 ladders to climb, I was in the front of my group so I had no wait time there. The run was a run... not much to say, run around some boats, by and through some apartments and back to the finish. After completing a few more tri's since this one, I would say that this production company put on a very good race.

Justin

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I've had the same experiences as Bob (Gman).  I did it the year before last and there was a ton of gravel on the bike course, poorly policed intersections, etc.  I swore I'd never do the race again.  That said it fit nicely into my schedule, and budget, this year and I'm back.  See you out there.
2013-07-19 10:41 AM
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my husband did it for three years and every year, they listened to feedback and made changes to the next year's race. The year with the poor bike course was the first time they'd held it in that location and may not have known about the issues out there. They seem to be the most responsive to participant organizers I've every seen and the other events they put on are great. I'm doing the sprint this year and don't have any worries (beyond the normal ones of drowning, crashing and tripping).
2013-07-19 4:10 PM
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Guys/Gals

I really need to know how far apart are the Kayaks!

I believe i can pull off the swim portion. Dont ask me how lets just say I wont have a hard time looking for my bike at Transition.
Believe me I'll can make it up on dry land.

@Bob Thanks for the warning ill be careful with the bike ride. "I never sacrifice safety with speed"

@justin-Thanks for the feedback hows the new Tri bikefit going?


@Kati
Thanks for the info.,Goodluck to teh hubby , you are very supportive.

@Coach Scott
Thanks for the positive outlook.

I am almost certain ill be there since this is good practice for Oilman. I am even dragging friends along.

Cheers

Carl





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I can't tell you exactly how far apart they are, but I can say that I thought there was a ton of them!! Also, the swim portion on the sprint (and most of the Oly) is right down the side of the boat docks. So if at any point you feel like you MUST get out/be saved, you can swim 10' over to the docks and hold on or climb out. It is not out in the open water of the lake, you are never far from land, albiet fake wooden land, but dry nonetheless.

My fit is awesome. I did a nice training ride Sunday morning and hit mile 50 for the 2nd time ever (atleast in the last 9 years) and had 0 fatigue, 0 issues with comfort. I thought, I'm going to go ahead and do 70 miles today.... Then at mile 54 I got behind some slower peeps, hit the front brakes too hard and Endo-d right over.... It hurt ALOT!!!! Luckily I was able to walk away and my bike was not even scratched... IT RODE ME.. I finished up another 8 miles and called it a day. Now 5 days later I am finally able to walk with only a slight limp and all the scrapes are starting to heal, but it still hurts when clothes rub on them... Shoulder is jacked and knee is a little messed up.. But nothing that shouldn't heal in the next few weeks. But the FIT was AWESOME!!!

Justin


2013-07-19 5:37 PM
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Originally posted by toodamnbroke

I can't tell you exactly how far apart they are, but I can say that I thought there was a ton of them!! Also, the swim portion on the sprint (and most of the Oly) is right down the side of the boat docks. So if at any point you feel like you MUST get out/be saved, you can swim 10' over to the docks and hold on or climb out. It is not out in the open water of the lake, you are never far from land, albiet fake wooden land, but dry nonetheless.

My fit is awesome. I did a nice training ride Sunday morning and hit mile 50 for the 2nd time ever (atleast in the last 9 years) and had 0 fatigue, 0 issues with comfort. I thought, I'm going to go ahead and do 70 miles today.... Then at mile 54 I got behind some slower peeps, hit the front brakes too hard and Endo-d right over.... It hurt ALOT!!!! Luckily I was able to walk away and my bike was not even scratched... IT RODE ME.. I finished up another 8 miles and called it a day. Now 5 days later I am finally able to walk with only a slight limp and all the scrapes are starting to heal, but it still hurts when clothes rub on them... Shoulder is jacked and knee is a little messed up.. But nothing that shouldn't heal in the next few weeks. But the FIT was AWESOME!!!

Justin


thanks for the intel Justin that helps. Take it easy man , We still have to orry bout the crazy drivers in town
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