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Old 08-01-08, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by RParker View Post
Your from Fort Worth, 300 M swim and in May. Must be Benbrook sprint tri. I did it two years ago a lot of fun. It always lands the same weekend as the MS 150 so I haven't done it again. It was a lot of fun good luck.

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I am about 2 miles from the Benbrook YMCA. I haven't done much research yet, but I am curious how they do the swim. My undestanding is they use the pool there -- would seem a bit chaotic.
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Originally Posted by peterot View Post
The Cervelo is killer but for a fraction of the price pick up a swimming wetsuit. The buoyancy and slipstream you get from it will blow your mind if you are a crappy swimmer. I am so amazed by it everytime I swim I am tempted to do my bike leg in the suit
So how does that work? Do the transitions have a place to change or do you just get nekkid?
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I saw people wearing their biking shorts under the wetsuit - strip off wetsuit as they were running from swim to the bike. Not sure if they change shorts for the bike to run transition though.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Buy the Total Immersion book and Video. Swimming is all about technique.
+1000.

And as far as the transitions go, you do not change. They make tri specific shorts that a have a smaller chamois so that you can swim, bike, and run in them comfortably.
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Originally Posted by ericcox View Post
I am about 2 miles from the Benbrook YMCA. I haven't done much research yet, but I am curious how they do the swim. My undestanding is they use the pool there -- would seem a bit chaotic.
They do use the pool you start by your swim time so you should know what you can do 300m in. They start about 10 seconds apart. You swim down and back in the same lane then under the rope and do the same thing and exit the opposite side of the pool for T1. Not bad unless your passing at the wrong time and end up three wide in the same lane.
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Originally Posted by ljrichar View Post
+1000.

And as far as the transitions go, you do not change. They make tri specific shorts that a have a smaller chamois so that you can swim, bike, and run in them comfortably.
What about the "Tri suits"--not really a wetsuit from what I can tell, but looks like something you'd wear throughout the event...
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Well, the trigger has been pulled....

Cervelo P2 Carbon. SRAM Force components. Oval Concepts cockpit. Reynolds Solitude training wheels.

All courtesy of the good folks at Competitive Cyclist. I can't wait!
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Old 08-06-08, 03:29 PM
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Nice - one of my teammates just got a P2 Carbon also. Beautiful bike in person.
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Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
Nice - one of my teammates just got a P2 Carbon also. Beautiful bike in person.
Yeah, I'm pretty psyched. It's GORGEOUS, and fast as hell from the reviews/feedback I've gotten on it. Looks like the maiden race will be a duathlon at the end of September...
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DO IT DOC!

I warn you i started training for tri's before i got shut down and within a month i was enjoying the running more than cycling.
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Swimming is a good off season work out. TT's are ok. But for the love of god no triathlons Pete.

I will be giving up my title as head of your fan club.
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workout-----Sorry doc
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I'll try not to let the lack of a fan club ruin the tri's for me...
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Sweet ride. Congrats.

Now ... where are the pics**********
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Ok fine. Just don't clip aero bars on the cannondale.
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Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post
Sweet ride. Congrats.

Now ... where are the pics**********
The bike is ordered, still being assembled... should ship sometime next week...
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Originally Posted by Naterider View Post
Ok fine. Just don't clip aero bars on the cannondale.
Hence the thread about buying a Cervelo TT bike.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
What about the "Tri suits"--not really a wetsuit from what I can tell, but looks like something you'd wear throughout the event...
Yup - head over to the tri forum if you are serious about doing a race or two. Then search. A bazillion - what do I do/what should I wear threads.

Oh and FYI - Unless you are doing an Ironman (they have tents to change in), nekkid is a no-go. As is running/riding topless. Bare torsos will get you DQ'd.
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Originally Posted by edbikebabe View Post
Yup - head over to the tri forum if you are serious about doing a race or two. Then search. A bazillion - what do I do/what should I wear threads.

Oh and FYI - Unless you are doing an Ironman (they have tents to change in), nekkid is a no-go. As is running/riding topless. Bare torsos will get you DQ'd.
Don't worry--I've gained too much weight in the past year for me to want to inflict my bare torso on anyone.

I've been digging around and finding some good tri resources on the web... I think it's going to be tri suit plus wetsuit for me. I need all the help I can get in the water.

Got my TI DVD and book from Amazon too. Seems pretty easy to follow, and I like the stepwise progression of it. Suddenly I have faith that I can become a swimmer.
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I am a swimmer - if only I could become a runner.....
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Buy the Total Immersion book and Video. Swimming is all about technique. Better yet get a swim coach and work out with a Masters swim team.

Given that I nearly drowned in my first Tri, I can tell you lots of what not to do on the swim.
I did a weekend workshop in Chicago from Total Immersion. It was Incredible. Completely rewrites you on how to swim. EFFICIENTLY!
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
What about the "Tri suits"--not really a wetsuit from what I can tell, but looks like something you'd wear throughout the event...
Yes, get one. It's all you'll need.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
Hence the thread about buying a Cervelo TT bike.

Nice looking frame. Go ahead and tri it.

No more smilys please. But I do like your sassy side.
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Well, as expected, the guys at Competitive Cyclist have been amazing. After mulling over all my fit data and a couple chats via e-mail and phone about the particulars, I placed the order for the P2 on Wednesday. I was sort of randomly checking the status to discover that my order for a custom-built, made-to-order bike shipped 48 hours after I'd placed the order. That's well ahead of the assembly time listed on their site, and flat-out impressive for any shop. I'll probably be riding this thing faster than if I'd purchased it from the local Cervelo dealer!

I've never heard anything but raves about the quality and precision of their builds, so I'm very excited to see the finished product. Hopefully the guys at UPS won't trash it.

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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
... I think it's going to be tri suit plus wetsuit for me. I need all the help I can get in the water.

I'm sure you know this already, but just in case you don't - wetsuits are not allowed in some events.
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