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June 2, 2006
by Tim Sheeper
In this edition:

Wine Tour Recap

Our second annual Wine Tour through Sonoma and Marin County was a huge success.  The weather, the routes and the people were all first class.  The final touches were put on the Ironman Training program, so now it is just time to add a final long run before we move towards reducing our volume and increasing the intensity.

Pacing and staying within oneself aerobically were stressed and in turn were executed well by most all the athletes. 

Next tour on the agenda is the rustic Sierra Tour in mid September.  Also, we have the womens only triathlon camp happening at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley at the end of August.


Ironman Coeur d'Alene Bike Transportation

Once again this year we will be using Tri Bike Transport to get out bikes up to Idaho. This service makes traveling easy and efficient.   Marc Lauzon, the owner, is offering us a team discount.  Registration for the service can be taken care of online at: and enter the code "shpr745" where prompted.

Logistics for Bike Transport to Ironman Coeur D'Alene

Dear customer,
Thank you for choosing to send your bike to Coeur D'Alene with TriBike Transport.  We look forward to handing it to you in Coeur D'Alene for your upcoming Ironman.
Below, you will find information to help you plan your trip, including where and when to drop off your bike, as well as instructions for the bike pick up at or near the Ironman Village.

(The Team Sheeper drop off is still being determined by TriBike Transport.stay tuned.) 
NOTE: As promised, we will transport your bike fully assembled.  We only require that you remove the pedals from your bike before it is dropped off at your local Partner Shop to eliminate the chance of damage to your bike. Schedule a Tune-up with your Local Shop
For added convenience, you can contact your local shop to have your bike tuned up for your race.  You should contact your shop directly (see link below) to make appropriate arrangements.
Local Drop-off Deadlines
The drop-off deadline for your local Partner Shop is scheduled for its closing time on the day listed below. 

Note that if you would like to schedule a tune up with your shop, the drop-off deadline should be adjusted accordingly.  Please contact your local shop directly to make appropriate arrangements.
Gear Bag Weight Limit
If you are planning to drop off a bag, please make sure it's not too big (medium duffel would be fine) and doesn't exceed 25lbs.  (That's a FEW pounds more than your bike.)
Bike Pick-up Location and Times in Coeur D'Alene, ID
Thanks to our agreement with Ironman North America, we will be set up at or near the Ironman Village for your convenience.  You can pick up your bike from 1:00pm - 5:00pm Thursday (6/22) or from 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Friday (6/23).  If these times don't work with your schedule, please send us a note to let us know so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Bike Drop-off Location and Times after the Race
After your race, we will set up at the same location for the bike drop-off. We will be available to load your bike from 7pm - 10pm Sunday and from 8:00am - 12:00pm Monday morning.
Contact Information
If you need to contact me for whatever reason during the trip, we can be reached at (415) 806-8792.  This is a mobile number that will be checked regularly.
If you have any other questions for us, please send us a note and we'll respond as soon as possible.
Thank you,
Marc Lauzon
TriBike Transport


Athletes of the Month

Congratulation to the April athlete of the Month, Tracy Fujiada.

Tracy has come a long way since joining the team.  She has conquered many races including Ironman.  She continues to improve as an endurance athlete with no end to her potential really in sight yet.


June Schedule

The June 2006 training schedule is online now.  Thank you for your patience during the delay.  Excuses are not necessary.


Ironman Meeting

Many people on the team will be doing an Ironman in 23 days.  We are ready for it, but we probably should have a talk/meeting before we leave.

We will have a meeting at Burgess Pool on Tuesday June 13, following the Tuesday evening run.  I plan on starting the meeting about 7:15 PM on the patio on the park side of the pool entrance and ending about 8:00 PM.

We will discuss race logistics, travel logistics, training and tapering concepts, and I can answer any questions that you may have.  All are welcome.


Burgess Pool Lap Swims

I have been asked many times by team members about the availability of the pools for the Team Sheeper triathlete.

We offer lap swimming over 40 hours per week.  Triathletes are welcome to use the pool at any of the lap swim times for $5 per swim or for $23 per month.


Olivia's Miles

As a team, we will be supporting The Runners High as the direct the Olivia's Miles 5K and 1 mile run.  I have committed all the Ironman athletes to the 1 mile run as we attempt to make that a competitive event.

Our Olympic athletes will be doing the 5K that day as part of a Run-Bike-Run Saturday morning workout.

Registration can be done online at: or in person at The Runner's High.