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Columbia Tri Roll Call
CREATED: 05/10/09 by sandyc REPLIES: 48
lisalisadc's ravatar lisalisadc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 423
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/12/09 4:44 PM

Wow! Chrissinator is doing Columbia, Roth, and Timberman this year. Is she following DC Tri around? :)

nomisdc's ravatar nomisdc    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 616
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/12/09 8:52 PM

Captain and swimmer for Team Schadenfreude, reporting for duty as ordered. Good luck to you all as you start the season (except you other mixed relays).

merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 296
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/12/09 9:40 PM

I'm in - first race under the club's colors. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!

carrie's ravatar carrie    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 18
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/12/09 10:57 PM

In! 5th time's the charm...just like the 4th time was supposed to be. And the third time...

carrie's ravatar carrie    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 18
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/12/09 10:57 PM

Whoops--double post. Good luck everyone!

ajm27's ravatar ajm27    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 128
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/13/09 9:08 AM

I'm in...but only if the water is luke warm :)

AJ

catgold's ravatar catgold    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 87
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/13/09 9:16 AM

Oh yeah, good luck with that AJ. I've only done Columbia once, but the word chilly comes to mind.

bad ford's ravatar bad ford    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 184
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/13/09 10:00 AM

I'm in... I will be in last place.

morunner66's ravatar morunner66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 708
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/13/09 10:08 AM

Last place...you'll be in good company.

Luke warm water - not likely - don't forget your wetsuit. My crazy Aussie friend did it last yr without one. Did I mention he is crazy and Australian.

rbarlow66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/13/09 3:14 PM

I'll be there as well. Wetsuit will take care of the cold water; it's the run that concerns me.

cpeak's ravatar cpeak    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 3
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/13/09 6:16 PM

I'm in. See you all there.

ncrcoach's ravatar ncrcoach    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1064
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/13/09 11:30 PM

I'll be there with the club tent. I hope to bring it by on Saturday afternoon to set it up. If not, I'll be up there early on Sunday.

AJ, the water will be just as warm as CUA.

trithis73's ravatar trithis73    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 525
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/14/09 7:16 AM

Hugh,

What time are you going to be there. I will meet you up there to put it up. Also, I am going to pick up some heavy duty pins to put in the ground, because the weather might not be good that night. Don't want it blowing away like mine did at the mountain bike race.

Z

rah2774's ravatar rah2774    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 249
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/14/09 9:21 AM

I'm in. Worried, but in... new to the race, new to tri club - glad I'll see some familiar faces.
-Becky

berlz13's ravatar berlz13    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 38
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/14/09 11:29 AM

I'm in too... Praying for no rain and warm water!
Kimberly :)

DSmith's ravatar DSmith    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 27
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/14/09 11:48 AM

I had a question....it looks like it might be scattered thunderstorms on Saturday. When we check in our bikes on Saturday, what do we do to protect them? I saw at the NY Tri last year, people used the simple solution of garbage bags to protect their seats and handle bars. Are there any other parts of the bike we should be looking to cover in case it rains?

Thanks!

merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 296
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/14/09 11:57 AM

If it rains, don't worry about it. It's not like you won't be wet already from the swim. And it's not like your bike is made of sugar and will melt.

rah2774's ravatar rah2774    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 249
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/14/09 11:58 AM

hey,

I asked the same question in the "tri in the rain" post - and got quite a few responses... most seem to [strongly] agree that the bike is gonna get wet and we need to roll with it. well, that or promise to pick up our plastic so it doesn't blow around transition.

DSmith's ravatar DSmith    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 27
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/14/09 12:26 PM

Thanks for the responses. I read the "tri in the rain" postings!

Thanks
Dirk

trithis73's ravatar trithis73    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 525
RE: Columbia Tri Roll Call
POSTED: 5/14/09 12:59 PM

I will say this, when you get your bike home, get it as dry as possible, then the next day, make sure you LIGHTLY lube all the open parts of your drive train. Just helps to keep it rockin. I had a bike on the island of Guam. It got rained on left and right and never rusted with that process.

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