Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dialed in to Wildflower



Well, ready or not here we go. The chills from my month long flu are still slightly around, but Im taking it quite easy this week in preparation for Saturday.

Then I saw this forcast





OMG....24 mph sustained up to 40 mph gusts

I hope that wind prediction settles down. I looked at a few other sites (weather underground/weather bug) they do not predict winds that high. I'm mentally preparing for the middle ground 18 mph head wind. This would be in the first 20 miles of the race like last year.

If your not familiar with Wildflower its the woodstock of Triathlon. About 4000 participants in 4 races over 2 days. Many of racers camp (we did our hard time last year camping...never again). The long course or 70.3 is considered one of the toughest in the world. Lots of climbing on the bike and the run is just plain ridiculous. 1/2 trail 1/2 road tons of big hills.

Tac heads in with 24 less pounds and better gearing for his bike. He's rested, thats for sure.

Looking forward to seeing Kahuna, Greyhound and Curly Su.

If anyone else is going this weekend please email us so we can meet up!

Try to post from CA as well

Tacky

UPDATE: Tacky just razor shaved his legs.....Ohh la la....now he's really feeling dialed in.

7 comments:

greyhound said...

Every time I'm on the freakin' bike during an event, it's wind. What gives?

Michele said...

Hope they are wrong about those winds.
Good luck. Look forward to hearing about it.

stronger said...

High of 65F?? Brrrr. It was 85F last year for your race and we were chilled all day just watching. Don't forget about the wind and that choppy swim last year too! Hoping it calms down for you. Have a blast!

Jumper 2.0 said...

Weren't you guys in an RV? What was so bad about camping. I love camping. Which reminds me, I need to get a camping space for Pigman! Thanks for the reminder.

Belle (the sexiest radio voice in the twin cities), says possible flurries Sat. am

Bullet said...

24 lbs less! That's great. That'll help on the hills. Best of luck. Low temps, that's your briar patch isn't it?

IronTriTim said...

Good luck Tack, heres hoping the wind drops a bit.

tarheeltri said...

Good luck!