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Old 09-12-03, 02:18 PM   #1
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Total newb question about leaving your bike

I'm currently training to do a tri, but haven't yet done one. I have a question about leaving your bike at the transition station: does anyone watch it for you? Are you supposed to lock it? Maybe I'm a little paranoid because I just bought my first expensive bike (had 2 cheapies stolen in college), but I'd love to hear how they prevent theft. I mean seriously, you leave thousands of dollars worth of gear there, does it ever get stolen?
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at my tri, there was someone checking to make sure the race number you were marked with matched up to the race number on the bike. you weren't allowed out of the T area unless the numbers matched.

not a perfect solution, but enough to deter the average thief.
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Most races now you have to have a wrist band to enter the transition area. And only athletes get wrist bands. And, as mentioned, your bike number has to match you body markings.
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