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There is a livecam on Auke Lake (swim, T1/T2, finish line) and I've been checking it daily since I discovered it existed. Today it is the first time that it has not been raining!
I am no stranger to an IM in torrential rain, having survived the monsoon that was Ironman Canada 2015. But I really hope it's not like that. Especially since I talked 2 friends who did IMC 2015 with me to also sign up for Alaska.
As for the brewery... challenge accepted!
Almost free entry into the Ode to Laz. If you're smart enough to be on TriRoost, and brave enough to come visit the Sworry Trials... Run 1 lap up to a million laps of the Ode to Laz Michigan Backyard Ultra for $85 off. Use code ROOST 85 at checkout for $85 off.
ALL OTHER EVENTS ARE FREE!!! (and don't require formal signup)
Make this the year that the Sworry Trials explodes!
@AaronWebstey I will be there too, got the stamp of approval from my wife yesterday. I barely even had to lie to her about the details.
This is exactly what was tempting me. Just can't currently get insured to travel for it, so not dropping that much money on an event I might not be able to do.
Yeah, I sure hope it's a different world next year. I can't enter US through a land border right now but can fly in. Looked up return flights from Vancouver to Juneau... about $1200, and there's nothing direct. Or drive across the border and fly from Seattle and it's $335 return for a 2.5h nonstop flight on Alaska Airlines, who don't charge a bike fee.
*Edited to add: I signed up anyway.
So I ignored every piece of advice you all gave!
Ended up on my own plodding through.
I'd love to claim that finding myself alone, I devised a new plan and stuck to it, but instead I went with the well tried tactics of JFDI!
It was a long hot day in the saddle, depending where you look it was 24-33°C, realy struggled with that on the long climbs as most had no shade. A group of us from my Tri Club were doing it, 40 started 36 finished. When we met for breakfast this morning there were various tales, the guy who turned a corner on a hill and exclaimed "You can fuck right off!" Seeing there was another steep climb, or the lady who got half way up a 2 mile climb and vented "It's too hot for this shit!" (I think I said/did the same thing much earlier in that climb).