HCBMWR Support IRONMAN 70.3 Austin Triathlon

Date posted: 10/28/2013

On Sunday, October 27th, nine team members from the Hill Country BMW Riders provided official transport support for race officials and a photographer monitoring the cycling portion of the 2013 IRONMAN 70.3 Austin Triathlon.

The club members transported the officials monitoring the cyclist racing in the event over a 56 mile course on roads east and south of the Austin Exposition Center off Decker Lane. For our team it was an early start, as our members met at Donn’s BBQ on Hwy 969 at 6 AM to get a bite of breakfast, review safety requirements, and race logistics.  Race day was a challenge with the remnants of a storm/weather front just passing through the area shortly before our breakfast meeting. Having the roads slick from fresh rain showers made support for the event all the more challenging. Support consisted of transporting race officials at a pace of 20 to 25 mph over a three hour period.  Team members have to monitor road conditions (which can be treacherous) over East Austin roads, keep pace with instructions from the host official, and avoid inhibiting progress by the race participants. Despite some accidents by race participants (due to the slick roads) our team successfully completed our mission.

Hill Country BMW Riders have been providing this level of support for multiple triathlon events in Austin. Our team takes pride in being able to contribute this level of support for Austin community events of this type.

The club wishes to thank participating volunteers Joe Aaron, Ken Ayers, Steve Bosbach, Wayne Brissette, Kevin Good, Mark Johnson, David McCullough, Pat Moriarty, and Bo Willyard.

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