Category Archives: Bike

Thorp to Tieton

A friend had a piece in the 10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton exhibition, so last Saturday a few of us went out to see it. I still needed to get my training in for the day, though, so I asked … Continue reading

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Crash! (of fortuitousness)

I decided to try a new route for my evening ride the other day. I ended up with the choice of riding on a very busy road with no shoulder or bike lane, or on the ample and well paved … Continue reading

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Heat Exhaustion

Every now and then I do something colossally stupid that probably ought to kill me but I somehow luck my way through and survive. Saturday was one of those days.

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Getting Fast, Scorpion, and Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens

With my first half-iron completed, even though it took me forEVer to finish, I’m finally confident that I can survive the distance.  For the first few months of my training leading up to that event, I was hitting new distance … Continue reading

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Getting Aero

If you want to win, you have to get aerodynamic. For dudes, an important aspect of this is making sure your facial hair is groomed in such a way that it directs airflow in an optimal direction. So make sure … Continue reading

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Bike Advice

(I was recently asked for bike tips for someone just starting training for their first triathlon.  Here’s how I replied…) You should just get a standard road bike for your first tri (as opposed to a tri-specific bike).  Whether new … Continue reading

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Beauty Makes for Better Training

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go to Leavenworth, WA, to make some new friends and do a bit of altitude training.  I used Google maps to plan out a route, then used USATF’s site to plot the elevation:

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Orca Tri Tank and Shorts

In an event, under my wetsuit, I wear my Orca Tri Jersey and Tri Pant (shorts).  When I finish the swim I just have to peel off the wetsuit, throw on bike shoes/helmet/gloves and I’m off. The shorts are like … Continue reading

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