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For now he is. I keep thinking Dan and Pubes secretly laugh behind the scenes at their little staged spats. It used to be Pubes would jump into threads and make smart but snarky comments. However for the past few months he's been posting semi-regularly with his own threads deliberately firing away at some topic or group of people. Even the titles became more over the top and typically were in the form of a question. The same cast of characters usually bite and jump in the mess every time, including Dan. Just seems scripted the past few months. And I think his threads are by far the biggest draw of the site which Dan obviously knows since he started a post to make sure it didn't go unnoticed.
Maybe Pubes will start a triathlon podcast now followed by a non triathlon podcast.
So I dug out my old bike frame from when I was a kid and built it up with my 7 year old just like my grandfather and I did when I was 7 and he found this frame in a junk yard. I doubt I was much more "help" to my grandfather than my son was to me, however he had fun putting on gloves and trying to use a hammer for each and every task. Rather than a rattle can job like we did over 30 years ago, I went ahead and had it blasted and powder coated to hopefully help it last for the next generation. I also replaced a lot of parts which probably had my grandfather rolling over in his grave since the severely rusted ones still worked or could have been salvaged. I did salvage some items, but overall it came out much nicer than it ever was when I had it. I believe the frame is 70's era huffy and was intended as a banana seat bike, however I never realized that until I was searching for a replacement seat post for this build. I kept it a standard seat since that is how I always rode it so had to do some modifications to the seat post to make it work.
Came out pretty cool and my son loves riding it so far. I think it weighs about 300lbs!
Case in point, everyone's (or just my) favorite triathlete.
If you don't have 2 minutes to watch the entire thing, Currie dropped his chain at Challenge Wanaka. Gomez pulled up to give him a push to try to ride it back on. When it didn't work, Gomez held up down the road for him to pull over, get his chain back on and catch up. Gomez went on to beat Currie by about 17 seconds.
It was interesting just how dark and cool it got during the 90 seconds or so of totality. My son and wife were amazed by the entire process including the build up before. My daughter found a bug so she had better things to focus on. I was most amazed at the fact the street lights along with our yard lighting came on due to how dark it actually got.
However, the kids still think the giant branch (1 of 3) that was downed in our backyard by the storm Saturday night was the most amazing thing to happen to us in their lifetimes! My son continues to tell everyone that we were the "winner, winner, chicken dinner" because we had the biggest downed branch in the neighborhood. I finally win something and it's nothing anyone, but a 4 and 6 year old, want to win!
Took my shirt to the race, wore it to set up then left it at transition. Ended up on the podium and the damn shirt was 6.2 miles away in transition (backdoor brag?). Anyway - sworry. Didn't get to advertise below the nipple logo t-shirts or the Roost to the dozen of folks sticking around to see if they earned the right to pay$750 for escape from Alcatraz.