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ALL VOTING IS ON EVENT BRITE HERE:  SHOPPING IS HAPENING NOW SO PLEASE VOTE IF YOU ARE COMING NOW!!!!  WE ARE WATCHING NUMBERS AND PLEASE DON’T MAKE US GO BACK TO THE STORE!

Note:  If you are staying local and riding the brick out of Riley’s Lock please also vote on event brite for the ‘free ticket’ “Riding local at Rileys’ Lock.

  1. RACE WEEKEND VOTING FOR FOOD, ETC
  2. Local, Unsupported Group Brick – Riley’s Lock
  3. Optional Hang out and Ride/brick at Kinetic – Bring your Family, Friends – all can have food.  Play in the lake.  Do your brick there?
  4. Practice swim opportunities at Kinetic

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Poll:   Please Vote Early! (RACE WEEKEND POLL:  THIS IS AN EVENT BRITE POLL)  

Our numbers are low for “food participation” compared to entrants in the race.  PLEASE VOTE ASAP.  We are working right now – 3 of us – to be ready for you this weekend.  Help us make it as easy as possible.

“Team Z Race Crew” will arrive no later than Friday Morning.  We have a professional big white tent set up all he way to the left of the race site.  We will not have to worry about rain.  Our Menus look like this for this weekend.

RACE IS STILL OPEN – RACE IS STILL OPEN – RELAYS?  AQUABIKE?  

** Drinks – please donate for drinks.  Donations for Drinks” at the race this weekend.  So far, 35 people have donated about $1 per drink for a guess of how many soda/diet soda/beer/etc they may have this weekend. By my rough math – there are 120 individual  people eating 175 or so meals.  So this means, only 35 people will be drinking anything aside from water.    

I’m only pointing this out b/c a soda/beer is about $1/can (our cost) and a bit more even with storage fees, gas, labor, etc etc.  The other 80 or so people – please don’t forget to donate towards this drink fund.  Even if you have two sodas – that really adds up.

Note – the 35 people who did vote averaged 6 cans per person. That’s what I’m talking about!

  1. Saturday and Sunday Menus are as follows:
  • Friday Dinner (6PM) will be catered:   Breaded Chicken (unbreaded upon request), Pasta,  fred sauce, a salad, garlic bread, etc.
  • Saturday/Sunday Breakfast:  (1.5-2 hours before races start)  Pancakes, Bacon, Toasted Bagels, English Muffins, Assorted Fruit, Coffee, PB/J, Cream Cheese, Butter, Almond Butter, Nuttela
  • Saturday Lunch:  Pulled Pork, Pork Tenderloin, BBQ Chicken, Pasta Salad, Smoked Mixed Veggies, Smoked Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Fruit
  • Saturday Dinner (6/6:30 PM):  Pork Spareribs, Stuffed Hamburgers, Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Marinated Portobello Mushrooms
  • Sunday Lunch:  Pulled Pork, Pork Tenderloin, BBQ Chicken, Smoked Mixed Veggies, Smoked Mac & Cheese, Pasta Salad, Cole Slaw

Half Iron – Sunday

  1. Race Location:  Lake Anna State Park (not same place as RUmpuss – same lake, other side)
  2. Race Website: (tons of details, course maps, bib numbers, etc):  http://www.vtsmts.com/kinetichalf/
  3. Google Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/kYxeg5ZWRC62
  4. GPS target:  6800 Lawyers Road Spotsylvania
  5. Start Time:  7:00 AM Sunday
  6. Arrive:  No later than 5 if racing
  7. Arrive:  No later than 6:30 if spectating (road is one way for bikers)
  8. Arrive:  No earlier than noonish to allow most bikers back in (share the road)
  9. Online Registration is open still
  10. We’ll be there all day – chillling and cooking your food

Sprint  – Sunday

  1. Race Location:  Lake Anna State Park (not same place as RUmpuss – same lake, other side)
  2. Race Website: (tons of details, course maps, bib numbers, etc):  http://www.vtsmts.com/kineticsprint/
  3. Google Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/kYxeg5ZWRC62
  4. GPS target:  6800 Lawyers Road Spotsylvania
  5. Start Time:  9:00 AM Sunday
  6. Arrive:  No later than 7  if racing
  7. Arrive:  No later than 8:30 if spectating (road is one way for bikers)
  8. Arrive:  No earlier than noonish to allow most bikers back in (share the road)
  9. Online Registration is open still
  10. We’ll be there all day – chillling and cooking your food

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Local, Unsupported Group Brick

In general the expectation is that everyone would “race” this weekend.  A practice race “if you would, kind sir”.  Obviously these plans don’t always fit into your schedule.  Sometimes you just plain don’t want to enter the race.  You choice, and we have an option for you.

Saturday there will be a group brick workout from RIley’s Lock in Poolesville Md – 8:00 AM.  You will ride following cue sheets, and you will run on the W&OD trail (awesome) right next to the river and it is shaded and flat.

A. Cue Sheets:  Please print your own – or anyone like to volunteer?  (or members.triteamz.com – files- cue sheets – then “this weekend’s updated cue sheet folder”

B. Sign in sheet: Anyone want to volunteer?

C. Remember to be able to secure your bike inside or on your car – while you run.

D.  Depending on your program – the brick distance will range from 1 hour ride and 30 min run to 3.5 hour ride and 1 hour run.

E.  Location/Address/Directions/Tips on speed camera – Riley’s Lock

D.  Google Map  https://goo.gl/maps/c7YihvdKEew

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Optional Hang out and Ride/brick at Kinetic

If not racing, you are encouraged to come down and just hang out!  Help.  Chill. Read a book and learn.  Bring your family.  Everyone is welcome to eat – enjoy our tent/shelter, and a nice day at the lake.  Just try to get them a support crew or other Team Z shirt (some will be for sale at the race).

You may come down to Kinetic and do your brick workout. Arrrive at the appropriate times, train after the race is over or even go “backwards” on the course so you can cheer and are clearnly not in the race.  Do not use race provided food, etc.

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Practice swim opportunities at Kinetic

There are buoys in the water – they get moved due to boating during the day, but still possibly usable?  Worse case – there is a swimming area tha tis about 75-100 yards long and is waste deep.  Those of you looking for an open water practice — YOU CAN’T BEAT THIS!

Lifeguards and a beach. Good for kids and parents.

YOU CAN’T BEAT THIS.  Watch a race, then learn!  We feed you food, you hang out an meet people.  Its an EASY EASY drive to the race.  I hope to see you there, and VOTE VOTE VOTE on that food poll even if it is late on Saturday. We watch it to make sure we don’t run out of food -but we certainly do not want to have to shop late…

So make the commitment now and come on down!  Bring the family, bring the dog…spend the day at the lake!