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http://go-greenevents.com/TriTheRidgeSprintTri

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, historic Pickens, SC dishes up some of the most picturesque scenery in the Upstate. Our lush country setting couples sweetly with the challenging topography-- undulating hills, exhilarating in their rise and fall-- canopied forests and expansive views.

Respectable as a Sprint Distance course, the Tri the Ridge route is suitable for beginners, yet challenging enough to entice the most experienced athlete. Don't be fooled by the pool swim; the remainder of the course will test your mettle.

We're offering up the best of what the foothills have to offer. Accept the challenge.

Try the TRI and conquer The Ridge!


2013-08-16 8:08 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Ridge Sprint Triathlon : Official Thread
FWIW,

There will be a group of cyclist doing a Sat group ride along the race course at 10:00 am every weekend until the race. There is an option to do a second and third 18 mile loop to boost your mileage if desired.


There is also a swim session at 9:00 am that precedes the bike but you need to be a Pickens or Upstate Y member to attend.
2013-08-27 8:20 AM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Ridge Sprint Triathlon : Official Thread
Just a reminder that the price for this race goes up $5 on Sept 1. It is a bargain at $45 now and a great beginner race since you avoid the USAT charge.
2013-08-28 9:17 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Ridge Sprint Triathlon : Official Thread
Originally posted by pschriver

http://go-greenevents.com/TriTheRidgeSprintTri

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, historic Pickens, SC dishes up some of the most picturesque scenery in the Upstate. Our lush country setting couples sweetly with the challenging topography-- undulating hills, exhilarating in their rise and fall-- canopied forests and expansive views.

Respectable as a Sprint Distance course, the Tri the Ridge route is suitable for beginners, yet challenging enough to entice the most experienced athlete. Don't be fooled by the pool swim; the remainder of the course will test your mettle.

We're offering up the best of what the foothills have to offer. Accept the challenge.

Try the TRI and conquer The Ridge!


It's a great race. Challenging but totally fun bike course; hilly but fun run. I wish I could do it this year.

Edited by Experior 2013-08-28 9:19 PM
2013-08-28 9:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Ridge Sprint Triathlon : Official Thread
im kind of free that weekend... still on the fence. its in between two of my races which are two weeks apart.

i know the area and it should be a great race.

Edited by Clempson 2013-08-28 9:33 PM
2013-08-28 9:51 PM
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Originally posted by pschriver

http://go-greenevents.com/TriTheRidgeSprintTri

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, historic Pickens, SC dishes up some of the most picturesque scenery in the Upstate. Our lush country setting couples sweetly with the challenging topography-- undulating hills, exhilarating in their rise and fall-- canopied forests and expansive views.

Respectable as a Sprint Distance course, the Tri the Ridge route is suitable for beginners, yet challenging enough to entice the most experienced athlete. Don't be fooled by the pool swim; the remainder of the course will test your mettle.

We're offering up the best of what the foothills have to offer. Accept the challenge.

Try the TRI and conquer The Ridge!


It's a great race. Challenging but totally fun bike course; hilly but fun run. I wish I could do it this year.


You really need to come back and defend your title as the last overall winner although if kyle enters, he won't make it an easy task.


2013-08-29 11:15 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Ridge Sprint Triathlon : Official Thread
Originally posted by pschriver

You really need to come back and defend your title as the last overall winner although if kyle enters, he won't make it an easy task.


Well, by not biking for months and not swimming since I can't remember when, I think I've helped him out a bit...

Hope to change that soon.

Kyle: It's a fun race. Do it! My advice is: (1) If somebody seeds themselves in front of you on the swim, use enhanced interrogation techniques to make sure they really are going to swim the pace they claim. (2) The bike is hilly, but also short -- redline it! If you do well, the run will be lonesome and you'll wonder where you are. Just keep running!
2013-08-30 1:33 PM
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All right. You convinced me to register! See you on the course!
2013-09-01 9:02 AM
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I'm sure you will enjoy this course, There will be one last training ride next Sat at 10 am. There is an option to swim at 9 before and run at 11 after. I usually ride a 2nd or 3rd loop after the no-drop training ride but need to get down to Athens by 4 pm so probably will only do 25 total. Other people may ride further.
2013-09-09 12:05 PM
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pretty much decided to do this race now, just need to get around to registering.
2013-09-09 12:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Ridge Sprint Triathlon : Official Thread
Originally posted by Clempson

pretty much decided to do this race now, just need to get around to registering.


Register quickly so you can get a Tee shirt designed by a Clemson alum. I'm sure you need at least 1 more race shirt to keep your bike clean


2013-09-12 10:30 PM
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almost race time.  any idea how well the course will be marked??
2013-09-13 6:40 AM
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almost race time.  any idea how well the course will be marked??


It will be very well marked by myself although T may disagree.
2013-09-13 9:06 AM
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awesome, im going to put it in my GPS anyways, even though i know all the roads.

i've never ridden that direction on roanoke... i know its fast the other direction going away from belle shoals...

2013-09-13 9:52 AM
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http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/training/map.asp?route...

The bike course is a blast. Most of the turns are merges so you rarely have to slow down. The first half is mostly down while everything past the base of Roanoke feels like it is up. It is really a great course
2013-09-14 10:21 AM
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Subject: RE: Tri the Ridge Sprint Triathlon : Official Thread
Originally posted by pschriver

Originally posted by Clempson

almost race time.  any idea how well the course will be marked??


It will be very well marked by myself although T may disagree.


Haha! Classic! I did manage to miss one turn. There was a guy just standing there so I assumed he was just a spectator. Wrong. lol. Leave it up to me to miss a turn right? Probably only lost 20 seconds though.

Having said that, the course was very well marked. Very well organized. Great bike scenery too! Hills are tough though. Wouldn't have thought that just based on distance.

Edited by Tmanishere 2013-09-14 10:23 AM


2013-09-14 7:11 PM
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Great race all! This might be my new favorite Bike/Run course combo in the area.  Now we just need to dig a lake out behind the Y.... 

T you should have stuck around, pretty sure you won an AG award

2013-09-14 7:50 PM
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Yes, T was 2nd in his age group and for the 2nd time in a row a BTer has been the overall winner. Clempson crushed the course with a bike split 3 minutes faster than the closest competitor and setting a new bike course record by over a minute. Great day, perfect weather.
2013-09-15 4:46 AM
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I was pleasantly surprised after looking at the results! Thanks guys. The challenge was well worth it. I wish I could have stayed, but had plans to meet people at noon. Teaches you not to pack so much activities in one day! haha.
2013-09-16 10:16 AM
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Looking strong



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2013-09-16 2:43 PM
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Haha! Oh awesome! Thanks Peter!


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