Sat. Apr 6 - 8:30am - "Practice Tri" - Coyote Point

 

Join us for a swim-bike-run "practice tri" at Coyote Point on Saturday April 6, 8:30 am!  Or come just for the open water swim if you'd prefer.  Perfect opportunity to put yourself and your gear through all the paces before your upcoming event...or just to enojoy a fun workout.  The course is such that all experience levels are accomodated.  

We'll swim 45 min., ride 2 hrs, and run 1 hr.  Meet 8:30am, ready to swim 8:45 am.  (Bring $6 admission).  Have your "transition area" set up at your car - there won't be anyone to watch our things, so your trunk/bike rack & lock/etc. is your transition zone.  Be ready to move through your transitions rapidly as possible as in an actual event.

Tide conditions look to be very good on Saturday and the water temps have improved. Our swim will loop around the piers, 1/3, 2/3, or 1 mi. distances.

The ride is an out + back from Coyote Pt:  Third Ave., up Crystal Springs + Polhemus, over the bike bridge (280), and along Canada Rd.  It's a bit of a climb but no fixed loop, so simply turnaround after 1 hr.  If you prefer a flat course, alternative is to bike the Bay Trail down to Redwood Shores and back. 

The run will be from Coyote Point along the (flat) Bay Trail, 30 min. out, 30 min. back.

This event is cross-listed with Silicon Valley Tri Club and groups on Facebook and Meetup so we anticipate a good turnout. 

Location:

Coyote Point beach, Dore Ave exit from 101 North, 1st left on to N. Bayshore Blvd., right on Coyote Point Dr., and follow the signs to the swimming beach. After you pass thru the gatehouse, take the 2d left and park near the changing rooms on the right end of the beach. A sign says "Swim Area #5/Captain's House" that will take you to the swimming area. Call or text with any questions -[masked]-6977. Please RSVP - thanks!

 

Rick

 

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  • Ro-el C.

    Had a great time! looking forward to the next one

    April 8, 2013

  • Rick S.

    Calm water and not too cold swimming in the Bay, beautiful ride up to Pulgas Water Temple, and a nice flat run along the Bay.

    April 7, 2013

  • Piper Morgan V.

    Shoot, no time to get the wetsuit for today. I'm going to Del valle without a wetsuit today instead and I hope to join you next time.

    April 6, 2013

    • Rick S.

      Sorry it didn't work out for you today - next time!

      April 6, 2013

  • Eric

    I enjoyed the entire experience and I'm looking forward to the next Meetup.

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Rick S.

      You were strong out there, Eric. Thanks for coming and hope you can join us again soon.

      1 · April 6, 2013

  • Piper Morgan V.

    This is my first time on a group open water swim and I've only done a tri in a lake..Do you all think a wetsuit is essential? My sister and I want to participate but do not have wetsuits

    April 5, 2013

    • Rick S.

      Yes, wetsuit is essential. Can you borrow or rent from Sports Basement?

      April 5, 2013

  • Rick S.

    See the group's discussion board for final reminders - http://www.meetup.com/Peninsula-Tri-ers/messages/boards/thread/33220012

    April 5, 2013

  • Eric

    I have no open water experience is there anything else I should bring other than a Tri-wetsuit i.e. .... flippers, special swim cap and goggles? What is the typical temperature of the water?

    April 5, 2013

    • Rick S.

      Wetsuit, swim cap, and goggles. Figure 60ish degree water. Given the cold water and this being your first time, I recommend you wear TWO swim caps. I always use ear plugs myself, but not everyone does. If you have swim socks, it makes the entry easier. Otherwise flip flops or sandals that you leave on the beach while you swim. The location makes it easy to swim in shallower water if you'd prefer to stay closer to shore while getting used to things. It's a nice place for your first OWS, Eric.

      April 5, 2013

  • Jamey

    No freaking way....just scored the day off and even got the wifes blessing..life is good. Hope to be there :)

    1 · April 5, 2013

    • Jamey

      Not sure if you saw...but I guess I spoke too soon. My work sucks!

      April 5, 2013

    • Rick S.

      Dis-like!!

      1 · April 5, 2013

  • Jamey

    It appears my work has had a change of heart and miscalculated our staffing levels...I will be stuck at work til 830 which means I'd miss the swim portion.....should've known it was too good to be true. Highly disappointed!

    April 5, 2013

  • Eric

    Hi my name is Eric, I'm new to this sport and am looking for people to open water swim with.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Rick S.

    Route for Saturday's 2hr bike leg from Coyote Pt - up to 22 mi. out+back to Canada Rd/ Pulgas Water Temple (if you reach Pulgas in less than 1 hr, continue on Canada Rd). Cue sheets provided or check it out http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/188172790

    April 3, 2013

  • Jeremy A.

    Would love to participate, but am out of town. Let's do some more swimming soon though!

    1 · April 1, 2013

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