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first-out.gifPhoto - Guess who was first out of the water?

By Heather Lendway (heatherlendway.com)

Wednesday night after a quick spin Patrick and I worked on taking my bike apart for the trip. This was only the second time I’d be flying with a bike and a first with my new tri bike. The bike packing went fairly smooth although I did have to phone a friend (Jared) at Gear West Bike & Tri to make sure I was taking the bike apart in the most efficient way. I also wanted to validate that those scary creaking noises that sound like the carbon is cracking were normal, which they are.

I arrived in Florida Thursday evening with Patrick and bike in tow. We grabbed some dinner right away at my favorite: Sweet Tomatoes never ending salad bar, after which we headed to Treasure Island on the gulf where we had rented a condo with my parents for the long weekend. We unpacked, built up my bike and got to bed....

 

 gw long 2

 

"I Kept Going"....

St.-George-Logo.gifBy Ruth Brennan Morrey (ruthbrennanmorrey.com)

 

IM 70.3 St. George -  So…I raced yesterday. It hurt. That’s ok. Everyone was hurting. Ninety six degrees on one of the most difficult bike/run courses in the world, with Olympians, World Champions, Triple Crown winner, champs, champs, more champs at the North American Pro Championship race, in St. George, UT. ....

Velodrome Training For Triathletes...

velo-guy.gifBy David Moore

Serious triathletes have always known that in cycling, efficient, powerful form is key, and that by far the best way to develop form is on a fixed-gear bike. What’s more, by far the best place to ride a fixed-gear bike is in a velodrome.  Cycling stars like Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish grew up on velodromes.  The ultimate cycling time trial, the hour record, is only contested on a velodrome track. So it’s no surprise that world number one triathlete Gwen Jorgensen has been spending lots of time on the track in Australia as of late!

Minnesota triathletes too often forget that the only velodrome between Lake Michigan and Colorado is right here in Blaine, at the National Sports Center.  This past winter, an outpouring of community-funded support resulted in a major renovation of the track. The renovation will be completed in just a few weeks....

Big Hats & Avocados...And Other Stuff...

lisa-and-heiney.gifPhoto - Heiney and Hadley's mom looking damn good in their Big hats.

CINCO DU MAYO - Have you ever been to Mexico? It's an awesome place. Sure, it needs paint and that drug cartel stuff isn't cool, but it has given the world some bueno cosa, which is Mexican for "Good Stuff."

Like what, you ask?

Tacos, Guacamole and Big hats, just to name a few things. Coincidentally, all of those great Mexican things were part of the Cinco Du Mayo Duathlons, which happened last Saturday at Square Lake Park. Winners of the event got a sombero, the world's coolest type of hat, a couple of avocados, a tomato, tostada chips, salsa and hot sauce, Margarita mix and a plastic Margarita glass. Sure, none of the stuff actually came from Mexico, which should to be pronounced "Meh-He-Coe," though the avocados, which are either a fruit or a vegetable (noboby knows for sure), are probably from South America, but it was definitely Mexican inspired.

So winners made out like banditos, right? Yup!  ...

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