Thursday, November 3, 2011

You say stalker like it is a bad thing.

There are three recommended ways to stalk me on Saturday during IMFL. So, if you have the inclination (knowing it will be a long day and you might get caught up in the drama):

1 - The traditional method:
  • Go to http://ironmanlive.com/
  • Click on Tracking
  • Enter my bib number: #2486
2 - The high tech method:

At Timberman in 2009 I tried the myathletegps device to help my family with knowing where I was on the course during a race. Unfortunately we found out (at the same time as the myathletegpsfolks) that the cell coverage was so poor both at transition and out on the course that these devices were rendered useless. Myathletegps did the right thing and refunded all of the rental fees without our even asking at that race.

I read that they were renting these devices at IMFL and decided to try it again after they assured me that the experience at IMFL would be good. The caveat is that there is a few spots on the bike that have limited coverage but they said that they have had many positive experiences in the Panama City vicinity. So to track me you can:
Realize all this could be rendered useless if I forget to turn it on or put it on my race belt.


3 - The "groupie" method. Yes there will be groupies at IMFL. I can't express my appreciation enough for you. In case you are having a problem picking me out - I'm the old, slow, fat guy wearing #2486.

Additionally I've asked one of the prime stalkers (aka my daughter) to update my Facebook ( Joe Rockstri) and Twitter ( @JoeRockstri ) from time to time while I toil the Panama City course.

Thanks, everyone, for all the support!


16 comments:

Michael said...

Best of luck this weekend!!! I've never heard of option #2 before, sounds pretty cool if it works. Hopefully you'll have better success with it this time.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Good luck Joe! We will all be pulling for you - and stalking!

Lisa said...

Have a great iron experience! I'm glad your DB will be a viable tracking method.I'll be at a wedding reception sat evening and this gives me a way to easily check through my phone

Kate said...

I'll be on the go most of Saturday, so I'm glad to have some ways to keep tabs on you. Just have to find you on twitter. I'm excited for you. Best of luck!!

Ewa said...

Have a wonderful time. No stalking wil replace a good race report, you know that, I hope. :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Enjoy your reward for all your hard work

TriMOEngr said...

Totally stoked for some stalking this weekend! Yay! Thanks for the links. Rock on! Prayers for a safe and healthy finish.

Big Clyde said...

Good luck, Rock. Do your best to enjoy it.

adena said...

Can't wait for the stalking to begin!

Caroline said...

ALL THE BEST TO YOU MY FRIEND!!!
good luck!!!!
I will be checking up on you!!

joyRuN said...

Good luck & have a wonderful time!

Deb said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear about it. :)

Al's CL Reviews said...

Good luck!

Kathleen said...

Out of the water! Great job. One down, two to go.
Best of luck!

Aka Alice said...

Just checked...two down! You are a Rock Star!

Colleen said...

Hey Joe... I was out there with Mandy this weekend cheering for you! So fun... can't wait to read about your race!!!