ROTH 2007

Simply the best - so I'm told

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30/10/2006 at 07:34
Its on my list of must do races just not next year - I will see what I can do because I did see this as MY RACE for next year. Fingers crossed for a slow down of entries but it has such a good name this race
30/10/2006 at 07:34
Oh yes the post was sparked by the news that they have 2000 entries already and 100 in process
08/11/2006 at 11:08
IW, doesn't look like We'll get accomodation in Roth. Thinking of looking in Nuremberg. From what I understand that's about 30 km away. There don't appear to be trains running that early on sunday mornings so will be a taxi. Will the taxi be able to get close enough to the event with road closures?
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
08/11/2006 at 11:43
yes, it can go the same way most of us will go to T1 on Sat to check the bikes/bags in, and again on Sunday to the start, down the B2 and left turn in towards the river. Or down through Eckersmuehle, but that's a pretty small road (and it's part of the course). Roads aren't closed that early in the morning - because we all have to get there!

As I said earlier, no chance of accommodation in Roth itself, it was fully booked even when I tried. There's loads of other Gasthause and hotels around the Roth area though. Have you tried any other local towns? N'berg is quite a way away.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
08/11/2006 at 11:45
Or you could go on the QCR website and use the tourist office link, they may be able to find you something closer.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
08/11/2006 at 11:46
I think Doug was planning on N'berg though, I'll ask him.
Calf    pirate
12/11/2006 at 20:14
Is this full????

IF not someone have a linky??
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
12/11/2006 at 20:32
can't do linkys Cal but the website is www.challenge-roth.com

2800 registered already and 500 relay teams, only a few places left now for the world's biggest long distance tri, so better get on it now if you want to enter.

Welcome aboard!
Calf    pirate
13/11/2006 at 07:46
Oooo tempting!!!

This or switzerland????
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/11/2006 at 10:09
La Suisse is more expensive.
13/11/2006 at 11:17
OK anyone for 2008? I have started saving already to avoid this years problems. Special Roth pot

In reality it is probably not a bad thing I am having problems rectifying a knee thing so won't be ale to a) drop the weight I planned to before 30 weeks start and b) get the hills practice in I need.

Big Woody gives me and extra 10 weeks
13/11/2006 at 11:17
Might see if I can tie in with a visit to my friend in Germany to support
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/11/2006 at 15:31
some time ago candy mentioned targeting Roth as a pirate outing for 2008, but better keep that under your hat or he'll be prancing about trying to put the race down again! If you're there, I probably will be too. I know folks who've actually raced it every single year.
K9
13/11/2006 at 18:53
I'd like to do an IM in 2008.....maybe I'll join you!

my swimming and running are fine.

Cycling needs a lot of work though!
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/11/2006 at 19:53
K9, just start doing some nice longer rides for now and work on endurance. Plenty of time to start on speed before 2008. You can do it.

come on in and join us.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
13/11/2006 at 19:56
Roth's bike course is rolling, 2 laps with several shortish climbs and one pretty long one with a super downhill following that. Crowds of fans on every hill. Then a shortish straight flat bit into Roth and T2.
K9
13/11/2006 at 21:27
....are they very steep hills??!

would you reckon ROTH would be OK for a first timer, or can you think of others that might be more beginner friendly?
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
14/11/2006 at 06:03
only the one at Greding on the bottom end of the loop, but that's because you have a 90 degree left turn and the road goes up sharply from there, get in low gear to make it through that turn and the initial upswing. It's only a few hundred yards though and then it flattens out a bit, a longish climb but basically not bad. I'm the world's worst climber, if I can do it so can you. The famous Solarer Berg where huge crowds line both sides of the road is only 800m long and the cheering really helps you up it.
Really only Arizona is a flat course, but no easier from what candy and others have said as it's in the desert.
When it comes down to it, 226km is 226km, and some part of it's going to hurt no matter what the course is like. Just at Roth you have a truly tremendous crowd support right from the time of the first swim start through to the last man at the finish.
K9
14/11/2006 at 18:38
very tempting ;o)
15/11/2006 at 10:54
lol, IW, do you have any brothers?
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