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<p>FYI for those of you doing the Timberman sprint. </p>
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<p>It doesn't look like there will be packet pick up on race day. </p>
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<p>ONLY ON FRIDAY, from 12 - 8:00 pm.</p>
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<p>Check out the discussion on the endorfun forum:</p>
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<p><a href="http://endorfunsports.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2719&sid=c1a55564dc9de44fd3ac6cce325d992a" target="_blank">http://endorfunsports.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2719&sid=c1a55564dc9de44fd3ac6cce325d992a</a><span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
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<p>Wow.  Don't really care for the flippant attitude in the RD's responses.  Sheesh!</p>
 

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<p>I was the one who posted the questions because I figured I could get a faster response from that forum than from emailing Ironman.  I did email Ironman and haven't heard anything yet. Even though Keith Jordan sold the race to Ironman he is still the race director...did he give up all decision making to Ironman?</p>
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<p>I have no problem with no race day packet pickup for the 70.3 - that makes sense with having to do bike check in and I'm willing to spring for a hotel room for a big race like that.</p>
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<p>But for a sprint??  I live 90 minutes away and it isn't a big deal for me to drive that distance super early on race morning for a sprint. Now I have to do it Friday after work so 3 hours of driving then get up and leave the house by 3:30am to be at Ellacoya by 5am, race, and drive home.  6 driving hours for a sprint... I love Timberman but the logistics seem to be getting less friendly.</p>
 

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<p>Was there race day packet pick-up at Mooseman for the Oly?  Maybe Ironman didn't like the way that went down?  I thought being RD meant you could make decisions like having morning of race packet pick-up?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>cak73</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69357/timberman-sprint-packet-pick-up#post_1931588"><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>Was there race day packet pick-up at Mooseman for the Oly?  Maybe Ironman didn't like the way that went down?  I thought being RD meant you could make decisions like having morning of race packet pick-up?</p>
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I think there was race day pick-up for the Olympic. I checked in Friday night, but I remember there being a pretty long line to get stuff on Saturday during the thunderstorms. When they closed registration/the tranistion area I remember seeing a bunch of people standing around with the "oops, we should have checked in yesterday" look.</p>
 

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<p>ksurp - didn't realize you were here until Cake pointed it out...whoops! Sorry!</p>
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<p>Yeah, that stinks...from what I can tell you don't have to rack your bike the night before the sprint...although I have to admit it's nice to be able to do.</p>
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<p>From Keith's response it does sound like he has given up all decision making and has to go by what ironman dictates.</p>
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<p>Bummer.</p>
 

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<p>Hmmmm.  I just posted another thread asking about newly painted mile markers that have turned up on Scenic Dr. and Belknap Pt. Rd.  There is a new 1, 2 and 3mi marker.  I asked if they have anything to do with Timberman.</p>
 

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<p>If anyone knows Mark, who runs a great race, you should explain that they are really not helping people WANT to do their races. I want to do TimberMan again one day, but it really sounds like they are making it difficult to be part of their little family  Or the perception it that it gets harder every year and the value gets less and less. </p>
 

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<p>since we're talking about the timberman sprint anyway....how is the onsite parking? I did the aquabike at the half last year and opted for the shuttle from gunstock as I was doing a much shorter race than everyone and didn't know if I'd stick around. Are there as many people doing the sprint as the half? can you get a spot? if so, how early do you normally need to  be there by?</p>
 

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<p>We usually go down around 5:30 and the lot at Ellacoya is about 1/2 full but filling up quickly.  Last year they were not allowing street parking of any kind, even on Cumberland Rd.  They also did not get parking at Samoset in the field last year and given what's been going on with the Gunstock Acres Trust this year (that's who owns the field at Samoset) I guarantee it'll never happen again (don't get me started) until there is a new board of trustees (please).</p>
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<p>In other news, they've done some patching on 11-B on the return side so it's not as bad as it was a few weeks ago.</p>
 

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<p>We did the shuttle last year for the HIM and it was fine although took a while to get back after the race, which when you are tired, sweaty and VERY hot, is not much fun.</p>
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<p>I will go down and park 1st thing in the morning (I'm staying at the Gunstock Inn)...most likely around 5:30 am.</p>
 
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