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  • 19 Feb 2015 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    This is a question commonly asked by those looking to make their first foray into the multisport world. USAT rules provide a very technical answer to this question. The USAT Rules Education helps to decipher some of them.

    We'll provide a checklist here that should help.

    -the bike must have brakes that work on both the front and rear wheels. USAT Bike Brake Rule

    -The bike must be in good working order.  You may think that taking your $60 bike in for a $65 tune up is ridiculous. Consider it an investment in your safety, fitness and overall enjoyment in riding.  USAT Bike Safety Rule   Remember to take it in a few weeks before the race. The shop will get very busy in the last week as we all procrastinate.

    -The bike must be able to roll forward while the pedals remain stationary. IE, it has to be able to roll without the pedals rotating. "(k) There must be a free-wheeling mechanism between the crank and the rear wheel that allows the bicycle to roll forward while the pedals remain stationary."

    -Check your bar end plugs. Not having them is a big no no and is easy to fix! USAT Bar End Plug Rule

    If you met this criteria, you bike is most likely legal! Still question whether you can race on it or not?  Contact the Race Director. They are certified and can answer your questions. Again, it is best to ask them a few weeks before the race. They will most likely be extremely busy and somewhat stressed out right before the race and may not be able to answer your questions in a timely manner. Race, be safe and have fun!

  • 07 Feb 2015 12:30 PM | Lori Groat (Administrator)

    Hi all! 2014 was definitely a year to remember. Everywhere from the San Destin Tri to the Augusta Half, we had club members competing all across the country. The bar has been set high for 2015, but we are going to do our best to exceed these expectations and make this new year even better than the last.  We are planning monthly training events throughout the entire year: mini triathlons, group rides, pot luck runs, beach swims, and socials.  I can't wait to see you out there in the water, on the road, and on the trails.

    A 2015 challenge

    I would like to throw a fun challenge out to all of you looking to make a New Year’s resolution!  The club will have a season kickoff 60 day challenge that will start this Saturday Jan 10th.  We will log our miles on Strava which can be accessed via a mobile application or via the web. We will strive for consistent training to launch a strong, healthy tri season.  See the details further down in the newsletter!

    Our bricks this year will be geared toward the Sandestin Triathlon as that seems to be a big club favorite. We’ll be publishing a training plan for the race that works with our bricks.  I hope to see you at some of them.
    Jeremy Robben

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