December 2019
TTC monthly news & updates
President's Message
Whew, by any measure, it has been a big year for Triangle Triathlon club. We finished the year with 225 members. Our members had a significant presence on racecourses all around the Southeast, as well as at many IRONMAN events around the country. TTC hosted approximately 20 social events, several clinics, three sessions of our highly successful Beginner Training Program, five 50/100-mile supported rides, and about a dozen supported open water swim sessions. Our members also volunteered at several races including the Triangle Triathlon and participated in handful of fundraising activities for local charities.
Well, now it is time to celebrate our collective accomplishments. I hope you will join us on Sunday, December 8 th, 5-8PM at the Corner Tavern in Raleigh for our End of Season Extravaganza.
Fred Arnold
TTC End of Season Extravaganza
Cornerstone Tavern
603 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603

Get out your calendar now and reserve the evening of Sunday, December 8nd. This is will be the date of our End of Season Extravaganza.

This event will run from 5PM-9PM.

Food - Drink - Door Prizes and more
Update from T3 Tri Coaching

As we wind down the triathlon racing season for most, its time to transition into the post season and not the off season. During your post season, focus on strength and mobility and work on mechanics of your swim, bike, run. The post season is the perfect time to fix imbalances and improve your technique while building a solid base for the spring. Its also a great time to start planning next year so you have something to plan and train toward. 

We are working on next years TTC Beginner Program as well as a longer Olympic / International offering. We are currently planning toward the Triangle Sprint (May 30), 3 Little Pigs Sprint (June 20), and Lake Logan International (Aug 2). If you are interested or would like to add some input into the planning process, drop Paul Sappie or myself a note or see us at the end of year party.

Brain Tucker
Will Your Current Auto Insurance
If You are Injured in a Bicycle Accident?
If you missed Thomas Henson's Road Safety Seminar last week, you missed out on some valuable information on safe cycling. Thomas discussed defensive cycling, the importance of a pre-ride check list, the importance of lights, cameras and bike radar. What to do if you are involved in a collision and how to protect you and your family from financial hardships that can result after a bike crash.

Click on the Infographic above to download the complete brochure, Will Your Current Auto Insurance COVER YOU FULLY If You are Injured in a Bicycle Accident?
Join Inside-Out Sports for our Cross/Mountain Bike NIGHT RIDES from the Cary Store.
Just because Fall is here and winter is approaching quickly, it doesn't mean you cannot ride outside.

Join Inside-Out Sports for our Cross/Mountain Bike NIGHT RIDES from the Cary Store.

Here are the details....Come join the FUN!!!!
  • What: Cross / MTB bike ride (some of everything...road, greenways, gravel and sidewalk but no single track)
  • Where: Inside-Out Sports Cary
  • When: Every Tues and Thursday at 6pm sharp
  • How Long: These rides are just shy of 2 hours long...groups may break apart on hills but everyone waits at certain turns...NOBODY IS LEFT ALONE.
  • Must Have: You will need a white helmet/bar light or both, a red rear light, warm clothes, and a positive attitude

Our Cross/MTB rides are fun rides to keep us in shape during the winter. They are for all levels of riders so everyone is welcome. Although at certain places, the paces may split a group apart...we rejoin together so nobody is left in the dark alone.
Contact Mike Beaman at for more info.
Interest rates have fallen - should you refinance?   Ask Frank!
A refinance might combine a 1 st & 2 nd mortgage. Or it could tap equity to pay for college tuition or a home renovation = a “cash-out” refinance. But when rates fall, you might have an opportunity to lower your interest rate with a “rate-and-term” refinance. The interest rate on this type of mortgage is the same low rate offered for a purchase mortgage. 

Is it smart to do this? If you can lower your interest rate and let the lender pay the closing costs, this is an easy YES. Your NO-CLOSING-COST refinance will need new escrow accounts – but you will skip 1 monthly payment and receive a refund of your current escrows, so this balances out. I think of this as trading in your old mortgage for a better mortgage - for free.
Some people don’t like the idea of re-starting a new 30-year or 15-year loan when they have already made payments for several years. Good news - I can offer fixed rate loans with ANY term from 10 to 30 years. If there are 26 years left on your current loan, you can choose a new 26-year loan.  

You may be able to roll the new escrows to the loan - if the appraisal supports it. Your skipped payment and the refund of escrows from the old loan could pay for a kitchen renovation…or a new bike😊.

Just take 2 minutes to email me your current rate, loan balance, estimated home value and credit score and I will let you know what could be available for you. Or give me a call.
Frank Rexford, NMLS# 119234
Senior Mortgage Banker
Corporate Investors Mortgage Group
TTC Gear
Trucker hats are in!

We also have TTC Sweatshirts

There are a few race kit items as well.

Let us know what other TTC logo items you would like to wear.

You can purchase these items in the TTC online store.
Crystal Coast Half Booty Triathlon
Saturday, May 9, 2020

TTC Members receive a discount for this race.

Discount codes are located in the Members Only area of the TTC Website.

In addition to the half event, the Crystal Coast event will include aquabike and relay options. Course practice days will be scheduled in March and April.
New discount opportunities for TTC Members
Adding more value to your TTC membership!

We have arranged for a 30% discount on Blue Seventy wetsuits and Tifosi Glasses. This discount is only available to current TTC members at I nside Out Sports.

Please note, discounts are not available at Expos. These discounts are available in the store or online when you login with your credentials.
TTC now has a group on LinkedIn

You can join this group to help with job and career networking.

This group does not replace any of our other communications forums.

TTC Discount Codes
TTC discount codes are posted in the Members Area of the TTC website. Go here

Why not post them here and on Facebook. Our newsletter has a wide distribution beyond current club members. The discount are for current paid club members, so we only list them in the password protected portion of the website.
Swim - Bike - Run - Community - Fun
IRONMAN TriClub - Are you affiliated with TTC?
We need everyone doing an IRONMAN branded race to be affiliated with the Triangle Triathlon Club USA (there is another Triangle Tri Club in Ireland).

Go here   to create an account and/or affiliate with TTC USA .

Program Details:
Priority Bike Racks   the top five clubs with the highest number of registered members will receive priority bike rack.   Members must be affiliated and registered 45 days out to event date. Excluding IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

VIP Passes -   At all events, the top three clubs with the highest number of registered members will receive (2) spectator VIP Passes.
Members must be affiliated and registered 45 days out to event date. Excluding IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
Race Entries -  Earn 1 free entry for every 20 affiliated members registered to race for the same event!   Does not apply to sold out events.     Max 5 entries  .  Does not apply to RELAY registrations.    
Members must be affiliated.  Excluding IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.  

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