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2014-09-15 9:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Ironman Chattanooga : Official Thread
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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
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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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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!


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