New Races, Old Races & Other Good Stuff....
Friday, 15 July 2011 03:00
* HENRY'S TRI - Saturday's inaugural Tri For a Cause in Crosby promises to be a goodie. Despite the crowded weekend schedule, the event, which was founded by a really nice guy named Henry Praska, should pull about 125 participants.
The clear favorite for the women will be Michelle Andres (photo L), who has won three of the five multis she's done thus far in 2011. The win would be the 10th of her impressive career.
Picking the men's winner is a bit tougher. Based on current enrollment, our pick is Greg Rhodes, who has raced sporadically in Minnesota since 2006. He did race twice last year and his results were impressive: 2nd at Lakes Country and 6th at Brewhouse. However, we wouldn't be surprised if guys like Grand Forks' Sean Cooley, Nevis' David Lewis and Duluth's Rod Raymond or Marc Malinowski decide to pop over to Memorial Park on the western shore of beautiful Serpent Lake on Saturday. If this happens, Greg may have to settle for a ....
History & Imagery...
Thursday, 14 July 2011 03:00
HOLT XXVI Preview - Let's do some chase cutting, shall we? Without further ado, here is what we predict, or what the articulate Steve Paladie might call our "adumbrations." These are some of the cool things that we think will happen on Sunday at the 26th running of the Heart of the Lakes / Minnesota State Triathlon Championships:
- Joe will once again be in charge of music. His wonderfully eclectic playlist will feature socially conscious folkies like Tracy Grammer, an Aboriginal choir accompanied by didgeridoos, Mariache stuff, Northwest Central Idaho State Teacher's College's marching band's version of "Louie Louie," the 20-minute drum solo portion of "In A Gadda Da Vida" and lots of....
Mulhawks, Skort Chasing, Turtle Saving....
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 03:00
* LOVING THE "DO" - Brandon Onopa is one of our favorite young people. Smart and gentlemanly, he was obviously brought up by world class parents.
We've known him since he was very short. Now he's very tall and attends college in Pennsylvania.
We also knew him when he had a very conservative haircut. But now he sports a combination mullet and mohawk. A Mulhawk. Or maybe a Mo-lett. Accent on the first syllable.
Brandon's do is not only insanely cool-looking, apparently it is also performance enhancing. (The YndeCam photo L does not do his haircut justice. He was suffering from "helmet head.") He debuted his fast coif at Life Time-Minneapolis last Saturday and wound up placing 13th in the Stud Horse division, a.k.a. the men's Elite Amateur competition....
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 03:30
Important Notesy Newsy Stuff...
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 03:00
* OFFSPRUNG - Last weekend Michael Bradford Payne traded his Fetushood for full-blown babyness. Mike is the initial offspring of super-tri-stud / death metal rocker / engineer nerd / PBR drinker / Real Human Being, Matt Payne, and his beautiful, droll, un-tall spousal unit, Tiffany, though she looks more like a "Barbara." According to Matt, his son weighs 3.70 kgs and is 53 cm long. We don't know what that translates to in English.
Matt and Bar.., Tiff, the entire Minnesota multi-scene sends love and congratulations. Okay, maybe not everyone, but everyone who has had the pleasure of meeting either of you certainly do....
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