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<p><strong><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Timberman Sprint</span></strong></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Gilford</span><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">, NH</span></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Race Overview:</span></strong></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">1/3 mile swim</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">15 mile bike</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">3 mile run</span></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Results</span></strong></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Swim - 6:40 (11th)</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">T1 - 1:43</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Bike - 41:01, 21.9mph (16th)</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">T2 - 1:23</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Run - 17:53, 5:58/mi (20th)</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">OVERALL TIME- 1:08:40</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">OVERALL PLACE - 10th</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">AGE GROUP PLACE</span> <span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">-</span> <span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">1st (well 2nd, but the overall winner was from my AG)</span></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Swim</span></strong></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">What a mess. I was in wave 1, scheduled to start at 7am. They allow us to the water's edge at about 6:55 and start with the Canadian and US national anthems - by the time they're finished it's about 6:59. It's an in water start, about 50 or so yards from shore. After getting the green light to get to the start line, we all wandered toward the buoy. Then, as we are about 25 yards from it we hear "10 seconds". Everyone at the front looked at each other as to say "are you kidding, they aren't going to wait until we get there". All the polite conversation stopped and the dolphin dives started. As far as we were concerned, the race had begun. I did hear the gun go off, but we were still not to the actual start. There was a bit more kicking, grabbing, pulling, etc. because everyone was obviously on edge given the start we'd gotten off to. This wave contained all the contenders for the overall title and guys were putting in serious efforts to get to the front, including me. I settled in about 4th, 10 yards back or so. By the turn for shore I'd been overtaken by 2 guys - but kind of on purpose. If they can go my speed then they can lead and I'll catch the draft. Just pulled aside and waited for them to come alongside then tucked in and got out of the water in 6th - just seconds behind the first pack and right with the guys I'd spent the whole swim with.</span></p>
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<p><em><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Coming out of the water and into T1</span></em></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">The run to transition takes awhile. There are, after all, racks for 2200 or so people set up and it takes time to get through all of them. Eventually got to my rack on the front row to find that my nicely organized spot had been flooded with other people's stuff. Nothing too bad, but enough that I had to waste time kicking things out of the way in order to get my bike off the rack. That added a few seconds, but I had a rather miserable transition anyway. I lost about 25 seconds to the top guys here and that's something I'm not okay with. If someone can swim, bike and run faster than me, that's ok. But the way I see it, there's no reason to lose time to someone in transition when you're really racing. I'd say I lost 10 seconds just being too slow today - the other 15 were because I had been crowded out and couldn't get to my bike. I've cut myself some slack as my transitions have been very good sofar this year, but it's "mistake" - meaning the time I lost myself for just being slow - that I don't plan on making again.</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Knowing that things should have been a bit speedier I started flying out the park entrance chasing the group ahead of me. I was still in 6th place, which was okay, but I wanted to make a move on the first hill so I could keep in contact with the 3 guys ahead of me. Problem, after the flying mount, I look down and see that my strap has somehow been twisted around - It wasn't like that when I left for the swim and I was the first one back to my rack out of the water, so I have to believe it happened as others were setting up. By this point I was a quarter mile up the road and starting the first climb. It took a second but I was able to get things tight enough to start climbing aggressively without fear of my foot coming out of the shoe. By the top I'd gotten into contact with the riders I'd been chasing. Just then we started a long downhill and I was able to sit a few bike lengths back and really get my shoe figured out without losing any time. For the next 5 or so miles we just sort of rode in a line - legally, of course. Every now and then someone would come from the back and pass a few guys, but nobody ever got away. Most times people weren't able to complete passes in the right amount of time, would tuck back in and fall back a few bike lengths. While this was going on, the guys that had just been passed would come through and repass. Eventually we all split up as the stronger cyclists were able to make a break about 2-3 miles before the turnaround. I ended up where I'd been all along in 6th place. When the separation was made, I just didn't have the power in my legs to go. Though I was Feeling okay, I knew that it was a pretty hilly route and that we still had a run ahead of us. I needed to stop messing around too much because that was just going to lead to a blow up on the run. So I settled in and rode my own race for the remainder of the bike. I could see 5th place the entire way back to transition, but beyond that everyone had gone clear (and even 5th was far enough ahead that he wasn't going to be caught).</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;"><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/54349/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="DSC_0096.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="13432" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/13432/width/332/height/500" style="; width: 332px; height: 500px"></a></span></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;"> <em>Coming off the bike and into T2</em></span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">As I got back to my rack in transition I was feeling very strong. I'd ended up riding right around 22 mph. I thought I might be able to go a minute or so faster, and I could have if I wanted a fast bike split but not a great overall time. So while it wasn't my best bike effort, it was pretty smart. I had a lot left for the run and that's the area I've spent so much time and energy focusing on this year. Things were looking good....then I saw my transition spot (read: I got to my rack and COULDN'T SEE MY TRANSITION SPOT). I understand that things can get a little messy in transition, but this wasn't okay. Once again, I had to clear a path to rack my bike and then move everyone's stuff off my run shoes in order to even begin the process of transitioning. The first time I'd just kind of rolled my eyes - stuff happens, whatever. But for this to happen in both transitions isn't okay with me. I just don't understand how people fail to keep there stuff confined to their area. Granted it's not much space, but most people are able to do it reasonably well. I guess I just got all the guys that either had no clue what they were doing or didn't care. Honestly, I'd love to see an ITU sort of system at EVERY race where you either get your stuff in a bucket or you get a penalty. I know that's not really practical, but as it is now the only one's getting penalized are the one's who have to dig out before heading out for every leg of the race. Okay, sorry, rant over!</span></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;"><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/54353/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="DSC_0128.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="13434" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/13434/width/332/height/500" style="; width: 332px; height: 500px"></a></span></p>
<p><em><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Headed out on the run</span></em></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Run</span></strong></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">I took off out of transition like I had something to prove. And to myself, I did. I haven't been running as well as I know I can this year and I've been waiting for a breakout race where I can gain some confidence in my run. As I neared the turnaround I got a good picture of the front of the race. Looked interesting, but it also looked like I was stuck in 6th place. Nobody catchable ahead of me, but nobody within a few minutes behind either. That was fine, though, I was running well and that's really all I wanted to do. At the 2nd mile marker I looked at my watch and saw that I was running just under 6 minute miles. Wow. Normally I'm in the 6:20-6:35 range so I was pretty happy. Then I started thinking to myself, "you may just run your fastest ever 5k today - including road races". Now I don't know how long the course is exactly. It's marketed as a 3 mile course and I've seen maps everywhere from 3 to 3.12 miles. Whatever, I was running fast and that's all that counted. I didn't look at my watch again the rest of the race. I was feeling great (in a this is really starting to hurt but I haven't slowed yet kind of way). Minutes later I mad the final turn back into the park and cruised down the finishing chute. The entire run was just strange to me - it was effortless in that I could run hard and fast with ease. Like I said, it hurt toward the end, but not in the way runs typically hurt at the end of a race. It was actually quite painful for the last 1/2 mile or so, but my body never attempted to shut things down and go easy. After crossing the line and stumbling around for a minute trying not to fall over, I looked down and saw that I'd run under 18 minutes (17:53). Again, WOW! I know that's not all that fast compared to some of the guys I am competing with now / intending to really compete with in the years to come, but it was a great split for me whether it's measured as a 3 mile time or a 5k time.</span></p>
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<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;"><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/54355/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="DSC_0157.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="13435" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/13435/width/332/height/500" style="; width: 332px; height: 500px"></a></span></p>
<p style="text-align:center;"><em><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Running toward the finish</span></em></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Post-race</span></strong></p>
<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Hung around in the finishing chute for about 5 minutes talking to a few of the guys I know or see regularly at races. Then wandered over to the massage tent to aid my recovery. Checked out the results, though that was pointless because they seemed to post the gun time results and not the actual results with start times taken into consideration. Though I was listed as 6th, I'd actually been beaten by a few guys in later waves and landed in 10th. Not as good as 6th, but still a very solid result.</span></p>
<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;"><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/54357/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="DSC_0167.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="13436" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/13436/width/752/height/500" style="; width: 752px; height: 500px"></a></span></p>
<p style="text-align:center;"><em><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Talking to 2nd place finisher Stephen Wright after the finish.</span></em></p>
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<p><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">I was pleasantly surprised to meet our very own Ksurp just after the awards ceremony! Until then I'd struck out on meet ups today and was thinking I was going to be heading home without seeing anyone! Thanks for saying hi! Sorry to everyone else that I missed. Before the race I was sort of off on my own away from everything just trying to get myself ready and afterwards I was just kind of a moving target! Hope you all had great races!</span></p>
<p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;"><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/54359/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="DSC_0180.JPG" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="13437" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/13437/width/752/height/500" style="; width: 752px; height: 500px"></a></span></p>
<p style="text-align:center;"><em><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Men's and Women's 25-29 podium</span></em></p>
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<p><strong><span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">Next race:</span></strong> <span style="font-family:arial;color:#000000;font-size:10pt;">West Kennebunk Fire Triathlon (Sprint). Should be a good field as Vortex (one of the better Junior Elite team's in the country) will be there as they cap of the USAT Northeast Junior series.</span></p>
 

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<p>Nice job Kyle!  That is smokin' for sure!!</p>
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<p>I toured transition several times before the race but never sound anyone, although I did spot Doug on the run and wished him a happy Bday.</p>
 

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<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/54340/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="Timberman 2010.BMP" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="13426" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/13426/width/667/height/500" style="; width: 667px; height: 500px"></a></p>
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<p>Kyle on the podium - far right!  Woot!</p>
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<p>Awesome race today! Watching your swim wave go out did look a little crazy. It amazed me how many people walked part of it because it was so shallow.</p>
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<p>I figured you would be podium bound so I hung out so I could finally say hi in person. It was very nice meeting you. Congrats on your well earned HW.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ksurp</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69619/rr-timberman-sprint#post_1936699"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/54340/width/1000/height/800/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="Timberman 2010.BMP" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="13426" data-type="61" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/content/type/61/id/13426/width/667/height/500" style="; width: 667px; height: 500px"></a></p>
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<p>Kyle on the podium - far right!  Woot!</p>
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<p>Awesome race today! Watching your swim wave go out did look a little crazy. It amazed me how many people walked part of it because it was so shallow.</p>
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<p>I figured you would be podium bound so I hung out so I could finally say hi in person. It was very nice meeting you. Congrats on your well earned HW.</p>
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Thanks for sticking around - very nice of you to do!! It was great to finally meet you! Sorry I had to run pretty quickly - we had to be back home fairly early today and we were pushing it pretty close by the end of awards!</p>
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<p>Looking forward to reading your report later on!</p>
 

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<p>HW = booze????</p>
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<p>Haha! No - it's actually maple syrup in an engraved bottle!<br>
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<p>Congrats on the great job especially the RUN!  Wow is absolutely right word for it.  Your hard work is written all over the run. </p>
<p>Thanks for sharing some pics.  I thought what you were holding was a whiskey bottle.   </p>
 

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Okay, a few thank yous and responses to those that I haven't replied to yet...<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jenotter</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69619/rr-timberman-sprint-now-with-pictures#post_1936756"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Wow...that swim sounds...um...interesting? :) Nice job kicking arse on the bike and run - especially the run! Way to go!</p>
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Thanks! The run's been a long work in progress and it's nice to have it coming around at the right time of year!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>juliemboyle</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69619/rr-timberman-sprint-now-with-pictures#post_1936809"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Kyle:  Seriously, awesome job!!!  And what is so sweet is that the field at Timberman is VERY good and for you to be #10 and 1st in AG is just so sweet!!!</p>
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<p>Congrats on a well done race!</p>
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Thanks Julie! It was a fun event, but we missed having you there!<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SpartyGirl</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69619/rr-timberman-sprint-now-with-pictures#post_1936858"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Holy carp!  Smart, fast (and insane) swim, Fast bike and AWESOME run.  You are fan-freakin'-tastic.  Congrats on a very well executed race.</p>
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Thank you! Something I've paid close attention to this year is race strategy in terms of competing not just racing against the clock. It's a whole different ballgame in terms of execution and something I've been a really interesting experience, but it's added a whole new element to the sport for me and I'm really enjoying it!<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MBannon</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69619/rr-timberman-sprint-now-with-pictures#post_1937068"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Congrats on that run, Kyle, that's terrific!  Sorry about the swim start (I'm laughing a little on the inside, though).</p>
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Thanks, Matt! The swim start was just weird. It ended up being no different than other swim start other than the first 50 yards where a small group of us were basically caught off guard and a few were out of position (fortunatley I was not one of them, though I was in mid conversation with eventual 2nd place finisher Stephen Wright - pictured above at the finish). I landed at least 4 kicks to the face of a few guys in the first 20 seconds (sorry! and I really hope it wasn't 4 kicks to the same guy!). Swam over, not intentionally - 2 or 3 guys that were caught in the front and probably shouldn't have been there (and probably wouldn't have been had we gotten to the line on time - I imagine they would have just moved back before the start). Just added some excitement to the day, I guess!<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Yo Sake</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69619/rr-timberman-sprint-now-with-pictures#post_1937301"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Congrats on the great job especially the RUN!  Wow is absolutely right word for it.  Your hard work is written all over the run. </p>
<p>Thanks for sharing some pics.  I thought what you were holding was a whiskey bottle.   </p>
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There were plenty of whiskey jokes being made by the guy handing out the awards - especially for the 85 year old that took his age group!! As for the pics, I'll pass the thanks along to my fiance who was nice enough to run around getting them for me!<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Callalily</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69619/rr-timberman-sprint-now-with-pictures#post_1936757"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Great race report!!</p>
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Thanks! It was a fun one to write!<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>zojmn151</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69619/rr-timberman-sprint-now-with-pictures#post_1936686"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Nice job Kyle!  That is smokin' for sure!!</p>
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<p>I toured transition several times before the race but never sound anyone, although I did spot Doug on the run and wished him a happy Bday.</p>
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Sorry I missed you there! I actually racked my bike the day before because I'd gone to the site to have my race wheels checked out for a strange noise that I couldn't identify. Once there I figured I should just drop the bike incase I missed out on the onsite parking in the morning - because that would have been a mess with the bike drop off/bus from Gunstock... I did get there early and parked onsite and then kind of found a nice quiet spot to relax and prepare. I went back to transition a few times just to see if anyone was hanging around my spot looking for me, but for the most part I was kind avoiding the crowds! In retrospect I probably should have spent more time in transition guarding my space so it didn't get flooded with other peoples' stuff!<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>TriAndStopMe</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69619/rr-timberman-sprint-now-with-pictures#post_1936694"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>F<em>asssthole! </em> Sounds like you put together a really nice race after a crazy start.  Congrats on the awesome run!</p>
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Thanks! Even with the mess on the start line everything went as planned and I really can't ask for anything more at a race! Now if I can just have that happen a few more times this season, specifically at Pumpkinman where I'll be racing for money, I'll be really happy!</p>
 

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<p>Congrats on a great race at Timberman and best wishes for Pumpkinman!!!</p>
 

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<p>Great job Kyle!!!!!  What a wild swim start. </p>
<p>Congratulations on a great run!  You are a superstar!!!</p>
<p>I too would be irritated about the mess in transition.  If we're all neat and tidy, it works well. </p>
 

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<p>Way to crush it, Kyle.  I wish I could have made it over to the awards tent but I think that was right about when the kids had enough and wanted jumpy-house or nothing.  It was probably the most perfect weather I've ever seen for a triathlon.  What a great day.  Congrats!  I hope you made everyone a big batch of pancakes and served up that well earned maple syrup.</p>
 
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