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Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st, the Southwest Regional Championship?
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Going to be a great race, who is in? We do not want to lose it like Wildflower

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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I'm there for the half. The GF (who hails from that area) will be doing the Oly. I'm curious how it compares to St. George, which I did last year.

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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chances for me are near zero. It'll be the first I've missed since '07 (I think).

memorial for mom in Monterey the day before. And, the season breaker... Bulging disk at C7 pinching nerves; left arm functionally - useless. Calling the surgeon in a few minutes :-(

For everyone, this is a tough but fun course. I'll miss it. My best time is > 15 minutes slower than WF (and WF ain't exactly a fast course either!).


I could break the course record - theoretically, Bishop Pickering - from the movie "Caddyshack"
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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Hoping to talk the wife into letting me sign up this week.
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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Cool. I didn't know about it. I will put it on my list for next year. Doing Chattanooga 70.3 in may this year.
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [T3_Beer] [ In reply to ]
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T3_Beer wrote:
Hoping to talk the wife into letting me sign up this week.

Super, local, low key race. Just hope we can get enough folks to race, or it might be gone next year like Wildflower is gone.
If we lose our local races, we have no one to blame but ourselves. This is why I am doing even though I will be doing
IMSR 70.3 the week before.

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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I did that race many years ago. Pitched a tent about 10 feet from my transition rack IIRC and stayed there the night before the race. It was awesome!
Great race, tough course, beautiful area.
Sad to hear the race numbers are down?
Slap an M-dot logo and the lemmings would be there in droves I bet.
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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h2ofun wrote:
T3_Beer wrote:
Hoping to talk the wife into letting me sign up this week.


Super, local, low key race. Just hope we can get enough folks to race, or it might be gone next year like Wildflower is gone.
If we lose our local races, we have no one to blame but ourselves. This is why I am doing even though I will be doing
IMSR 70.3 the week before.

PM Sent with a couple of questions about the race.....thanks for bringing it up!
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [NordicSkier] [ In reply to ]
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NordicSkier wrote:
I did that race many years ago. Pitched a tent about 10 feet from my transition rack IIRC and stayed there the night before the race. It was awesome!
Great race, tough course, beautiful area.
Sad to hear the race numbers are down?
Slap an M-dot logo and the lemmings would be there in droves I bet.

Actually, their numbers are up from last year. Lots of local support since it is such a great race!!! I have been doing for over a decade, and I have lots of family and friends who help at the race.

So, who knows what next year brings. I just would hate to have folks say things I saw on the Wildflower thread like I should have support so it did not go away.

Another reason I love the race is it tends to be a very highly ranked USAT event. :)

And since it has great hills, sure do not have to worry about drafting.

And you can pick the distance you love.

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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One year I'll skip the Davis Double and give Auburn a shot. Looks like a lot of fun.
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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Ill be there! Looking forward to it! Wildflower was my favorite race and im hoping Auburn will be there forever (as i am moving to folsom in the next couple weeks)! Lets drive the numbers and the support for a tough, local race with good people and an awesome early season tough 70.3!
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [HalfSpeed] [ In reply to ]
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This race is significantly tougher, slower, and more rugged than St George in most ways possible. 2 years ago I've done both (they're a couple of weeks apart), but had a mechanical at StG after which I ended up not having a saddle at the top of the first climb. To give you an idea of that bike course, my bike time at StG without a saddle for ~52 miles was 10mins faster than that at Auburn with the bike intact. Although I did ride a road bike for Auburn, and would do so again if I were to do it. Bring your climbing face on and don't forget to bomb the downhills.

I like Auburn run better, and it's a bit more tough, but it's way short (I had 12.3 on 920xt) and there's some shade on the trails, so slightly faster time than StG on the run.

Idk about World's Toughest, but it's definitely a tough race.
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [friskyDingo] [ In reply to ]
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Like any race with hills, one key point is to make sure one has the correct bike gears for hills!!

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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Auburn looks like an awesome race and ine I want to try. Its on the plan for 2018.

This year I'm doing Donner half (for the first time) instead. I seem to recall that you said that was a good one too?

Other than that I'm looking at June lake tri, whichbis another amazing local low key race with awesome setting, food, vibe.
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [davejustdave] [ In reply to ]
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davejustdave wrote:
Auburn looks like an awesome race and ine I want to try. Its on the plan for 2018.

This year I'm doing Donner half (for the first time) instead. I seem to recall that you said that was a good one too?

Other than that I'm looking at June lake tri, whichbis another amazing local low key race with awesome setting, food, vibe.

I do Auburn and Donner each year.

I love the Donner race, even though coming down the hill scares the hell out of me. The Donner half bike is brutal. And then 2 runs around the lake at altitude,
that is a stud race. I just do the Olympic distance there.

Yes, we still have a few local owned great races, as you stated. BUT, if folks do not sign up for them, well, they will be, IMO, no more in the future.

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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h2ofun wrote:
davejustdave wrote:
Auburn looks like an awesome race and ine I want to try. Its on the plan for 2018.

This year I'm doing Donner half (for the first time) instead. I seem to recall that you said that was a good one too?

Other than that I'm looking at June lake tri, whichbis another amazing local low key race with awesome setting, food, vibe.

I do Auburn and Donner each year.

I love the Donner race, even though coming down the hill scares the hell out of me. The Donner half bike is brutal. And then 2 runs around the lake at altitude,
that is a stud race. I just do the Olympic distance there.

Yes, we still have a few local owned great races, as you stated. BUT, if folks do not sign up for them, well, they will be, IMO, no more in the future.

Sorry for the derail, but how do you feel the bike at June compares to Donner? I loved June, but it was a butt kicker.

If I only had more time, I'd probably do all 3, but driving over a 1000 miles and doing a half on a single weekend gets to me.
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [davejustdave] [ In reply to ]
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davejustdave wrote:
h2ofun wrote:
davejustdave wrote:
Auburn looks like an awesome race and ine I want to try. Its on the plan for 2018.

This year I'm doing Donner half (for the first time) instead. I seem to recall that you said that was a good one too?

Other than that I'm looking at June lake tri, whichbis another amazing local low key race with awesome setting, food, vibe.


I do Auburn and Donner each year.

I love the Donner race, even though coming down the hill scares the hell out of me. The Donner half bike is brutal. And then 2 runs around the lake at altitude,
that is a stud race. I just do the Olympic distance there.

Yes, we still have a few local owned great races, as you stated. BUT, if folks do not sign up for them, well, they will be, IMO, no more in the future.


Sorry for the derail, but how do you feel the bike at June compares to Donner? I loved June, but it was a butt kicker.

If I only had more time, I'd probably do all 3, but driving over a 1000 miles and doing a half on a single weekend gets to me.

I have not done June. Have done IMLT.

Hard is hard, which is why I have a 50/34 11/32 setup on all my bikes. I know I can climb the donner hill sitting down, while so many are standing up while I pass them.
Starts with the smartest gearing.

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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h2ofun wrote:
T3_Beer wrote:
Hoping to talk the wife into letting me sign up this week.


Super, local, low key race. Just hope we can get enough folks to race, or it might be gone next year like Wildflower is gone.
If we lose our local races, we have no one to blame but ourselves. This is why I am doing even though I will be doing
IMSR 70.3 the week before.

I'm in! Doing St George 2 weeks before, but want to support cool local races so will recover fast from StG and give this one all I can. Thanks again h2ofun for bringing this one up.
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [T3_Beer] [ In reply to ]
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T3_Beer wrote:
h2ofun wrote:
T3_Beer wrote:
Hoping to talk the wife into letting me sign up this week.


Super, local, low key race. Just hope we can get enough folks to race, or it might be gone next year like Wildflower is gone.
If we lose our local races, we have no one to blame but ourselves. This is why I am doing even though I will be doing
IMSR 70.3 the week before.


I'm in! Doing St George 2 weeks before, but want to support cool local races so will recover fast from StG and give this one all I can. Thanks again h2ofun for bringing this one up.

Thanks for racing. Find me and lets say hi. Be careful, I might bite. :) . I will be the old tall skinny guy with a white running hat with the tail on it and in my TeamUSA uniform.

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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Bump. Yes, #4 for me. Caught a really nasty bug after Oceanside so hoping I can get it together. Love that course and Colleen and Joe are terrific.
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st? [Dragger] [ In reply to ]
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Dragger wrote:
Bump. Yes, #4 for me. Caught a really nasty bug after Oceanside so hoping I can get it together. Love that course and Colleen and Joe are terrific.

Great, hope to see you there

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st, the Southwest Regional Championship? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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Auburn is the Southwest Regional CHampionship for Olympic Distance. Been a little misunderstandings, but all cleared up now.
Can I do IMSR 70.3 a week before and survive Auburn on week later, we shall see.

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h2ofun wrote:
Auburn is the Southwest Regional CHampionship for Olympic Distance. Been a little misunderstandings, but all cleared up now.
Can I do IMSR 70.3 a week before and survive Auburn on week later, we shall see.

You can do it! I'm running a half marathon, then St George 70.3 the next weekend, then Auburn half 2 weeks later.......and I'm fat and slow!
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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st, the Southwest Regional Championship? [T3_Beer] [ In reply to ]
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T3_Beer wrote:
h2ofun wrote:
Auburn is the Southwest Regional CHampionship for Olympic Distance. Been a little misunderstandings, but all cleared up now.
Can I do IMSR 70.3 a week before and survive Auburn on week later, we shall see.


You can do it! I'm running a half marathon, then St George 70.3 the next weekend, then Auburn half 2 weeks later.......and I'm fat and slow!

Great, we can suffer together. Have great races

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Re: Who is going to join me doing the Auburn Triathlon May 21st, the Southwest Regional Championship? [h2ofun] [ In reply to ]
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With more than 6,000 ft of climbing, is this a road bike course or still a tri bike?
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