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Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017
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Decided to sign-up this morning (did the past two years). Who else is in for 2017?

I know there's been some debate over the no passing zones (originally I thought it was only Duplessis). For those who did the 70.3, how was your experience?
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [JPDMD25] [ In reply to ]
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I'll be at IMMT. I did MT 70.3 this year and had no issues with the two no passing zones (Montee Ryan across a bridge and Duplessis after the turnaround). Both zones are well marked. I made sure to pass anyone close to me prior to entering the no passing zones which prevented any need to check speed through these areas. I suppose if you are in caught up in a peleton, of which I saw many, your experience could be very different.
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [JPDMD25] [ In reply to ]
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A buddy and I are in for our first IM branded race...

Seems like the above post about the passing zones makes sense-pass if you are close before the zone... It seems like at this point people are worried about a very small portion of a long race!
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [JPDMD25] [ In reply to ]
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Absolutely tragic....stay safe out there everyone.

http://cyclingmagazine.ca/...mont-tremblant-dead/
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [JPDMD25] [ In reply to ]
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Saw that report this morning, very sad. I believe that is the fast curvy descent coming down from Lac Superior around the 75-80km mark of the loop.
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I went by the scene of the accident about 15 minutes after it happened. The accident occurred on the way up Duplessis about 200 meters past the roundabout that leads to the casino (near the parking / right before the first down hill) and not on the way down. It was truly horrific passing next to the car, seeing the blood and the crushed bike. I had this on my mind for the rest of my ride... Condolences to the family and friends of the victim. Be careful out there.
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [ElliotOP] [ In reply to ]
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So it was on one of the uphill sections? The report kind of makes it sound like the cyclist ran into the back of the SUV...
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [SBRcoffee] [ In reply to ]
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To be more precise, it was on the beginning of the "out" section of the out and back, but not on an uphill. It occured on the rolling section at the beginning of the Duplessis segment of the race. The guy must've been around 30kph and I heard he ran into the back of an immobilized car that was in the middle of the road letting other vehicules in/out of the Parking.

As I said in my previous post, about 200m past the roundabout.
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [JPDMD25] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in with a bit of an injury (IT band) but i've made the decision to to it. The marathon will be survival mode.

Question for those that have done it and IMLP.... which bike leg is "easier", LP or MT? I have heard the run at Tremblant is flatter but i'm wondering about the bike, the profile seems pretty tough.
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [rodchaves31] [ In reply to ]
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rodchaves31 wrote:
I'm in with a bit of an injury (IT band) but i've made the decision to to it. The marathon will be survival mode.

Question for those that have done it and IMLP.... which bike leg is "easier", LP or MT? I have heard the run at Tremblant is flatter but i'm wondering about the bike, the profile seems pretty tough.

I say IMMT is easier, I did IMMT last year, I have not done LP but the bike in my opinion was relatively easy, all the hills are on the last 10k of the course (2 loops) of the (Duplesis). The run was relatively flat with some hills.
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [JTNY] [ In reply to ]
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JTNY wrote:
rodchaves31 wrote:
I'm in with a bit of an injury (IT band) but i've made the decision to to it. The marathon will be survival mode.

Question for those that have done it and IMLP.... which bike leg is "easier", LP or MT? I have heard the run at Tremblant is flatter but i'm wondering about the bike, the profile seems pretty tough.


I say IMMT is easier, I did IMMT last year, I have not done LP but the bike in my opinion was relatively easy, all the hills are on the last 10k of the course (2 loops) of the (Duplesis). The run was relatively flat with some hills.

Thanks! LP has that climb to Whiteface from mile 27ish to 56 that's tough and steady... is there something like that in MT or just the last 10k? If the latter then it sounds manageable.
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [JPDMD25] [ In reply to ]
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That is awful!
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Re: Ironman Mont-Tremblant 2017 [rodchaves31] [ In reply to ]
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rodchaves31 wrote:
JTNY wrote:
rodchaves31 wrote:
I'm in with a bit of an injury (IT band) but i've made the decision to to it. The marathon will be survival mode.

Question for those that have done it and IMLP.... which bike leg is "easier", LP or MT? I have heard the run at Tremblant is flatter but i'm wondering about the bike, the profile seems pretty tough.


I say IMMT is easier, I did IMMT last year, I have not done LP but the bike in my opinion was relatively easy, all the hills are on the last 10k of the course (2 loops) of the (Duplesis). The run was relatively flat with some hills.


Thanks! LP has that climb to Whiteface from mile 27ish to 56 that's tough and steady... is there something like that in MT or just the last 10k? If the latter then it sounds manageable.

Just the last 10k of each loop is where you will do some real climbing but they are short punch type climbs and not sustained hills that LP would have
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