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Omaha Triathlon right into Ragbrai

I was just looking over my dates and it seems that the Omaha Triathlon is the same morning RAGBRAI pulls out of Council Bluffs. I really planned on doing that Tri, and a full week of RAGBRAI…. Just wondering if anyone was interested/planning to do the Tri and bike like hell to catch up to the RAGBRAI group?
Thats my plan anyways. Just wanted to see if we could get a small group together for it. Shouldn’t add more than 20 miles to the days ride, minus the miles ridden during the Tri

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Ragbrai Nation, February 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

If I was doing the OMA Tri I would skip Ragbrai Day-1 unless I could get on the Ragbrai route out of Council Bluffs no later than noon. Or else join the ride in Harlan on the morning of Day-2. You won’t miss that much you’d still be looking at 6 days of awesome fun. Don’t forget Day-2 is the XLI’s long distance day, over 100 miles if ur planning on doing the Century Loop.



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Eric, February 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I’m quite sure I can get on the route by noon. I’m not going into this as an either/or. I am doing this, Just wanted to know if anyone else planned the same thing so I could try and make a group out of it. The fact that I might have to do 2 century rides back to back is not an issue. This is my yearly vacation and it’s all or nothin, and nothin is not an option!



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jwsknk, February 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

57 mile first day, 10 mph average on the bike done by 6:00, sounds easy enough. 2400+ feet climbing probably nearly as much downhill too. Cpurse I have never tiried it after a Tri.



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John, February 5, 2013 at 10:09 am

Interesting idea – I’ll look into it. I have the added challenge of coming in from out of town, but I could drop my gear off with the charter group, do the tri, then bike to the overnight town on day one. I am also doing Ragbrai with a few people, so need to coordinate their schedules.

I take it your doing the international distance? I was looking for a way to add some more distance/ challenge to the route. This may be the ticket!



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hotwheels, February 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Hey Eric you might want to consider trying the 100 mile+ timed ride from Sioux City to Councils Bluff the day before.



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Eric, February 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm

wow, That would be a challenge!! I had planned to compete in the Tri…. well give it a shot any ways. Would have to think a century the day before might wear me down a bit the next day. But it does look like a fun ride, and being the first one.. Guess I could just have fun at the tri as well. any ways just to do all of it would be quite a feat.
I’ll have to see about transport, but I’ll be sure to look into it. What do you say John? big enough challenge for ya?



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ThinkPie, February 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm

This might be just the ticket for Cycling Roberto. 🙂 You guys are amazing!



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