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Old 06-14-17, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If it involves:

1) Camping
2) Hauling all your stuff
3) Being exposed to Montana weather

then it is as bad as it looks.
The rest of the trip does, just not that largest climb. BWT...The weather in MT has been pretty much great for several weeks. Last week it was 61 degrees in Philly at 8 a.m. EDT and 59 in W. Glacier at 6 a.m. MDT. Generally been warm and dry, and that trend looks to continue.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
They just look like moles to me. They blend in with my other moles. They should have made them ornate or something, like maybe a bullseye. Only your mate gets to see those parts of your anatomy anyway.
When they brought out the tattoo gun, I told them I wanted "Mother" on the right hip, my girlfriend's name on the left hip, and my wife's name in the front.

My father had a tattoo for radiation right below his sternum and it really did look like a sniper's reticle, a cross with a nice neat circle around it. Maybe the rad tech was just showing off his skills.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Understood. Please do pop in for an update when you can. My vacation starts tomorrow and I will try to post a pic every day or two.

Will see what I can do. I did finally get an iPhone 7 yesterday. Have to manage the battery and mooch power when I can.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Cycling porta-potty stops are the worst.
For so many reasons.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
We need a photo-posting week. Photos of self.

That should be fun.
Last time I posted a pic, someone pointed out that I was too fat for this sport.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Will see what I can do. I did finally get an iPhone 7 yesterday. Have to manage the battery and mooch power when I can.
I bring a little solar panel to keep my phone battery topped off.
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Ok the Airline says to arrive 3 hours before departure (international travel) which seems kinda long especially since we are not checking bags. Any comments??
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I hear some people are just big-boned. That should be alright, right?
I like the meme that says since the human body is mostly water, I'm not fat, just over hydrated.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
No. It's me time. I won't even have cell phone service many days.
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Will see what I can do. I did finally get an iPhone 7 yesterday. Have to manage the battery and mooch power when I can.
Excellent! I suggest you download the Photobucket app. Very easy to sync with your pics and post here, as I demonstrated yesterday. If I can do it, you KNOW it's easy.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Excellent! I suggest you download the Photobucket app. Very easy to sync with your pics and post here, as I demonstrated yesterday. If I can do it, you KNOW it's easy.
Really? One of the posts that I saw had the generic photobucket fail pic. I think it was you, maybe not. I'm not going back to find it.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Until I fly to start this the next day:


https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19192705
That hurts just looking at it.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Ok the Airline says to arrive 3 hours before departure (international travel) which seems kinda long especially since we are not checking bags. Any comments??
The extra time is for security checks. Many times you don't need near that, but if there are lots of flights leaving in your general time frame, security could be backed up real nasty.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
Really? One of the posts that I saw had the generic photobucket fail pic. I think it was you, maybe not. I'm not going back to find it.
That was someone who quoted him. Don't know why that happened, unless that person is just cursed.
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Old 06-14-17, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Ok the Airline says to arrive 3 hours before departure (international travel) which seems kinda long especially since we are not checking bags. Any comments??
Keep in mind that boarding can begin up to an hour before takeoff. But 3 hours is still more than you need, IMO. I don't fly to Europe though.
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Old 06-14-17, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
That was someone who quoted him. Don't know why that happened, unless that person is just cursed.
That was me. I am cursed in the uploading of photos department.

I gave up on the computer version of Photobucket in utter disgust.
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Old 06-14-17, 12:35 PM
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Btw, I had my first A320 experience on this last trip. And the first 767 as well. Both nice planes.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Ok the Airline says to arrive 3 hours before departure (international travel) which seems kinda long especially since we are not checking bags. Any comments??

3 hours is almost certainly overkill. Most airports, most times, there's nowhere near that sort of delay at security.

Also, if you're TSA precheck, that typically significantly reduces any delay through security.

However, missing your overseas flight can be a major headache, given that the next available is often the next day.

So it's a question of 1) which airport, 2) what timeof day and week, and 3) how risk adverse are you.
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Originally Posted by topslop1
Playtri Festival Age Group ? Playtri

https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Irving...athlonFestival

sprint open, sprint age, or sprint clydes? **** at 220 I'd prolly be a clyde.
220 is right on the limit to be allowed into Clydesdale; it used to be 200.

Would you really want to race open?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
220 is right on the limit to be allowed into Clydesdale; it used to be 200.

Would you really want to race open?
Hell no I would not. Just didn't know # limits on Clydesdale.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
220 is right on the limit to be allowed into Clydesdale; it used to be 200.

Would you really want to race open?

Damn, are people getting fatter? Only triathlon I did as a Clyde, definition was 200lbs plus.

I did Everest Challenge as a Clydesdale a number of years ago and the cutoff was 185. Of course that was a race for skinny climber types.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
220 is right on the limit to be allowed into Clydesdale; it used to be 200.

Would you really want to race open?
Why do you suppose it changed?
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
3 hours is almost certainly overkill. Most airports, most times, there's nowhere near that sort of delay at security.

Also, if you're TSA precheck, that typically significantly reduces any delay through security.

However, missing your overseas flight can be a major headache, given that the next available is often the next day.

So it's a question of 1) which airport, 2) what timeof day and week, and 3) how risk adverse are you.
Newark, Thursday night, and very risk adverse. We will aim to get there 3 hours before and not stress if delays. Plus the cut-rate airline charges for advance seat reservations, so if we are a little early we are more likely to be seated together.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
220 is right on the limit to be allowed into Clydesdale; it used to be 200.

Would you really want to race open?
Also, gotta say it's not good motivation to drop under Dr tagged me for 220 with full pockets shoes etc, so I might be 5-7 under, don't tell anyone, I'm sure open is scary.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Damn, are people getting fatter? Only triathlon I did as a Clyde, definition was 200lbs plus.

I did Everest Challenge as a Clydesdale a number of years ago and the cutoff was 185. Of course that was a race for skinny climber types.
They upped it a few years ago. Basically yes, or there were too many people like me who were fairly fast at 185lbs and thought "hmm, maybe I should just eat moar ice cream and grab every Clyde trophy".

The guy who put together the shop team AG is on is the kind of guy Clyde is really intended for: a 6'4" wall of muscle, former NCAA of some sort. Looks impressive, but judging from his FB posts, worse with the ladies than I am.
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Originally Posted by topslop1
Also, gotta say it's not good motivation to drop under Dr tagged me for 220 with full pockets shoes etc, so I might be 5-7 under, don't tell anyone, I'm sure open is scary.
Well the funny thing is... yes, Open has some scary folks. However, there are always a few people signing up for their first tri (and this is worst at the big downtown races with not just Age Group and Open, but Military, First Responders, Collegiate, and Corporate competitions), who are scrolling through all the categories to register for, don't know that Age Group is what they want, see Open, and figure it's "open to everyone". So there are often a couple of out-of-shape 50-somethings racing Open.
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