Ironman Coeur D'Alene is right around the corner and I am getting super excited (read: super panicked) for my first ever ironman! Any and all tips or tricks would be welcomed so that I utlimately survive and return home. Also, does anyone have any advice for bike shipping?
After bag and bike fees, it's the same as boxing it and taking it on the plane, except it is shipped and handled by them and never taken apart or whatever. Great service.
Also the swim at CdA is cold. Buy yourself a neoprene cap to wear under the race swim cap. You won't regret it.
There is a pretty good group from the club heading out to CdA, so you will see plenty of DC Tri kits out there.
I'm planning on doing Tribike Transport as well - it definitely sounds like the best option!