Dan's Words...& His Quest For a Tiny Car...
Monday, 30 July 2012 02:10
(Photo - As it turns out, the guy in the photo is NOT Dan Hedgecock, BUT he has a similar mustache.)
Chisago Lakes Half Iron Recap:
By Dan Hedgecock (danhedgecock.blogspot.com)
Monday, July 23
The race yesterday at Chisago was very long, and I got lucky again this year with mild temperatures and cloud cover for most of the race. Gloria West is the race director, and through Midwest Sports Events puts on a full line of triathlons and running races throughout the year. As a poor person I think I really appreciate Gloria's race because it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. I was looking into doing the Boulder 70.3 race around this time, but just couldn't stomach the almost $300 entry fee. This weekend I got to race a full half with all the support I could need...
Yemeni Arabic & Belligerent Buttcheeks...
Sunday, 29 July 2012 15:53
WASECA 1/3 & SPRINT IV - Diane Hankee was totally awesome on this dank, cool morning in friendly Waseca. So were the brothers Cooley, Sean and Jake. And John Heinlein III. And Enoch Elliot (photo L). And Beth Guck. And Tammy O'Connor. And a guy who promised himself years ago that if he ever won his division in a triathlon, he'd quit the sport and learn how to speak "Ta'izzi-Adeni," the Arabic dialect spoken by most of the people in Yemen, and at least six guys in the United Arab Emirates. His name is Rick Gauger; he lives in Waseca; and we may have embellished the part about his desire to speak Yemeni Arabic. Rick is rethinking his promise and may, henceforth, dispense with promising altogether. There's no way he is going to give up triathlon. Especially now that he has rocked an AG win in his own backyard and the guys at PJ's Tavern on South State Street said that they ...
Drummers & Tall Chicks...
Sunday, 29 July 2012 15:09
HOOT LAKE TRIATHLON- 192 guys and gals crossed the finish line of the umpteenth annual Hoot Lake Triathlon in Fungus Falls this morning. Okay, it's actually "Fergus Falls," but Angie Hop, who won there last year but did Waseca 1/3 instead this season (and rocked!), prefers it's affectionate eukaryotic sobriquet.
The event was won by Ryan Deyounge of Worthington, who may or may not be the drummer for Christian rock band "Mainstay," who supposedly sound a little like the "Goo Goo Dolls," and Missy Heilman (photo L), who likes red cocktails, "Daughtry" (Who doesn't?) and "The Biggest Loser." According to runner-up Cindy Schlafmann, a world....
Saturday, 28 July 2012 17:06
CHASE THE POLICE TRI III - Groovy race this morning in Walker. Lots of awesome performances and rewritten divisional records on a morning that was perfect for such stuff. Sean Kaneski and Jenny Wilcox (YndeCam photo L), who recorded her 15th career multi win, led the way.
2010 CTP champ Leanne Bronson was totally rocking and rolling when a bad thing rendered her bike un-rideable. She smiled, shrugged her shoulders and had a beer. She'll rock socks at Brewhouse next week. A 70-year-iold lady named Vera made her tri debut, as did her son and teenage granddaughter.. It was soooo cool.
More words and some great images on Tuesday. RESULTS
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 02:30
BUZZ RYAN SPRINT - Seemingly undaunted, Leah Prudhomme returned to the the site of a recent trauma last Sunday. That harrowing event, i.e being attacked and literally masticated upon a by crazed otter while swimming at Island Lake near Duluth, received world-wide media attention. You must have
Stuff About the Women of the Chisago Half...
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:30
CHISAGO HALF VII - Cindy Blackstock (photo) had the biggest smile of all the Elite wavers on Sunday, her 50-60 teeth gleaming like polished Chicklets in the early post-dawn light.
She was smiling because she was surrounded by 1500 peers, people she loves, and because she was anxious to get her quest for a half IM personal best underway. And because she just plain likes to smile, being as she is, an intrinsically happy person and all.
Goshdarnit! This racing experience was unkind to Cindy. She told us about it in an email and though we could feel her disappointment and sadness, we also knew that she was smiling as she typed....
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