Going to Sandy Point on Sunday, 5 July to swim and bike. Shooting for 10 AM (may switch to 11 AM). You are welcome to join. If you want swim tips, no problem. My friend, Kim, who is a swimming instructor, will participate and will help your swim if you need.
Remember have cash for $6 per person to enter park. Here's the bike route:
Bike Start Link
We may loop that, or
There are showers there to change afterwards.
As a reference, Kim's website is here: http://www.swimmingonthefly.com
I'd love to get in on this! Do you have room in the car and on the bike rack? Where should I meet you on Sunday?
May be driving home from Crisfield that morning...let me know if it changes to 11. I might be able to make it by then. If not, then possibly for the bike ride.
I'd love to attend, and could certainly use some tips on my swim stroke. I'm new to the world of triathlons and just completed the Montclair Tri. But as I'm new, I'm also pretty slow in both my swim and bike times. Will that be a problem?
Thanks, Simon. Always appreciate all the help: swim, bike, run.
This event, and the Sunday long ride. Hmm. Once again, Drs. Powell and Raleigh need to get moving on that cloning technology to allow us to attend two events at once. :)
I would love to join, but I don't have a car (live in DC-Adams Morgan). Is there any way I could get a ride from someone? Anne Marie (email@example.com)
Is this open for NTP?
I think we're going to keep it at 10 AM - just worried about a late day w/traffic. Line of departure will be the Courthouse area in Arlington, NLT 0845 - will update with location. I'm sure we can find you rides - worst case we can pack into my SUV. Anyone willing to offer rides please let me know. At the Point, rally point for coordination will be the bathhouse with showers - out back to the right is the start of the bouys marking the swim course.
Don't think speed will be an issue - certainly not in the water. We'll likely bike the first part to Annapolis together, then start running loops of the route so that people can break into paces and get their desired distance.
Would consider this 'old school' DC Tri coordination - before all the special programs. Anyone who wants show up - don't even have to be in the club. In or out of NTP no matter.
Ed - can't help you there. Always been a fan of more options for everyone in the club. More options means more fun.
Email me at talksimon at gmail for coordination.
I am in for the 5th. I can fit 4 in the jeep. Give a buzz.
Since cloning is not yet a safe, viable option, I'm in. Can sweep on the ride. Can jam one more bike in my car. 703.862.5817. savvyveteran at gmail dot com .
If I get a long ride in before Sunday, I'm IN. If not, I've got to defer to the bike this week.
2 things about Sandy Point:
1-It will be a very popular destination on Sunday. Keep that in mind because there may be a traffic back up getting in to the park.
2- If you are military, show your ID. It's free.
And a 3rd bonus item:
Make sure to keep your valuables locked in your car. Though it doesn't happen very often, things have been known to disappear out of peoples' bags.
I was at Sandy Point yesterday and it was perfect weather for a swim. Have fun!
Okay, I'm interested. Thanks.
I will try to make it -- but I might still be in the Deep Creek area.
Sorry for the confusion and my military speak. We need to leave at 8:45 AM. Which means if you want a ride please be there at 8:15 AM. It takes about 30 minutes to get organized and bikes properly secured. Will update with exact location.
I'm going out to sandy point tomorrow, but ive never been out there (and am new to open water swimming). Do you usually just swim parallel to the beach, or do they have some kind of measured course/distance?
I'll be at the meeting point at 8:15 on Sunday, and I need a ride! It sounds like there should be room but just wanted to let you know.
Most people swim along the buoys posted at various points parallel to the shoreline.
-- Urbane, lumbering Jack
Tuan drew this a while back:
Basically, there are poles marking the edge of the swim area - the poles start to the right as you walk out from the bathhouse. You may see some swimmers already. We usually follow the poles back and forth.
I would like to join in for the swim/bike at Sandy Point on Sunday. I've never been there and it souinds like a great opportunity. Thanks Simon!