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Jembo28




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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 1:58 pm    Post subject: Transition Bag Rules Reply with quote

Hi all

Doing the Sprint at Blenheim in June - my first triathlon ever.

I've seen a few posts about rules on what you can leave in the transition area. In t1, I have to remove wetsuit - and presumably bag it? Or do you just dump it in your 'area' and go? And what bag can/do people use for it and for bike shoes, trainers, etc?

I'm probably going to want to put on socks too as its what I'm used to. So will need room for a towel too...

Sorry if this sounds ridiculous - go easy on me!

Thanks
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fat buddha




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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with your wetsuit, strip it off and leave by the side of your bike - no need to bag it

have a small towel - bar towel size is ideal, not a bloody big bright yellow bath towel - and put this by the side of your bike and place your trainers/bike shoes on it with socks.

that's all you will need. helmet and any jacket can go on the bike.

any bag or box you take to transition - remove back to your vehicle or if there's a baggage area, put in that.

simples
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Jembo28




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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
with your wetsuit, strip it off and leave by the side of your bag - no need to bag it


Thanks FB

So can take a small bag then, or is that a typo?
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fat buddha




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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes - you can take a small bag. the problem is the definition of small! small in some people's eyes are HUUUUGE in others.

I have a simple POV on this - if the bag fits below your bike when empty and folded over, that's OK. if it's bigger - say like a Kitbrix bag - fine if there is plenty of space in transition, but not if tight. anything bigger (box or bag) then remove it after setting up.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blenheim transition is usually quite tight. Less is more....
Lots of people around to ask on the day if you are unsure
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fat buddha




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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteveM wrote:
Blenheim transition is usually quite tight. Less is more....
Lots of people around to ask on the day if you are unsure


oh - yes please! after years of being a race official it still amazes me what people bring to events, most of which isn't actually needed on the day. just bring what you need to race with - anything else, leave at home.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!
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