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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm fairly sure Wales will be alright if you do that one Jorgan Smile


Yeah, I'd smash/own it like an 'absolute legend', but I hear they can get rip tides Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i was going for a dip in the Baltic...and although this may not be representative, it was enough to put me off....Tallinn is worth a visit though...


How much of that is algae, and how much is seaweed? Difficult to see the colour of the water in that pic.

Looks like I need to enter ocean-based events if this weather keeps up!


that's all scum bar the deep green stuff...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:

that's all scum bar the deep green stuff...


Ewww.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder which IM event has been least affected by weather/ environmental and course issues. Don't want to jinx anything, but sure Austria & Barcelona haven't; of the European races, can't think of any others that haven't had swim or bike course issues for whatever reason (I include notably short or long bike courses). Sweden & Tenby?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
I wonder which IM event has been least affected by weather/ environmental and course issues. Don't want to jinx anything, but sure Austria & Barcelona haven't; of the European races, can't think of any others that haven't had swim or bike course issues for whatever reason (I include notably short or long bike courses). Sweden & Tenby?


Tenby nearly lost the swim in its first year, luckily the RD see an alternative and now T0.5 is legendary! 2014 must have been close also! Nice must be OK as is Lanzarote.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking of Hamburg; does that play into the hands of Skipper and Don, now that there is no swim. Not sure who else is racing other than Cunnama.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
I guess the issue this year, is the prolonged heatwave across Europe, causing algae build-up. In past years, despite temps well over 30, algae hasn't been an issue.

How's it looking for Outlaw? That's a tiny lake relatively speaking, and water quality was never great in the first place.


Outlaw quality is fine. Most (all) of the other local OW venues are far worse.
Itís not up there with Bala for water quality, but meh.

Itís going to piss it down all weekend, so I donít think the swim will stop at Outlaw.

Thereíll still be some mug claiming ďit was the hottest day on EarthĒ
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
I wonder which IM event has been least affected by weather/ environmental and course issues. Don't want to jinx anything, but sure Austria & Barcelona haven't; of the European races, can't think of any others that haven't had swim or bike course issues for whatever reason (I include notably short or long bike courses). Sweden & Tenby?


Barcelona nearly had the swim cancelled about 3 years ago, a whopping lightning storm came over which lasted about 2 hours, in the end they delayed it by about 1 hour.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just discovered something very interesting regarding Bolton. I was trying to find the climbing metres for the 112 mile course, and the link to Ridewithgps they provide on the WTC website, has the file being created on 5 Jul 18 - for the shortened 95 mile route....

Strokes chin.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Just discovered something very interesting regarding Bolton. I was trying to find the climbing metres for the 112 mile course, and the link to Ridewithgps they provide on the WTC website, has the file being created on 5 Jul 18 - for the shortened 95 mile route....

Strokes chin.


So about 4 days after the original course started burning, sounds pretty well prepared!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Just discovered something very interesting regarding Bolton. I was trying to find the climbing metres for the 112 mile course, and the link to Ridewithgps they provide on the WTC website, has the file being created on 5 Jul 18 - for the shortened 95 mile route....

Strokes chin.


Quick, put it on IMJ for a meltdown Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably hard to say with the bike changes and swim drama, but how did people find organisation this year with the new T2? Always heard bad things about Bolton with the split transitions, but wondered if changes made for a better Saturday this year?
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