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-Came to the realization that the triathlon magazine I'd helped get off the ground was going out of business. -Quit said magazine. -Watched a business I'd spent 6 years building go under. -Started working for some functional brands in the triathlon industry. -PR'd for 5, 10 and 15K OW swim. -Bought a CX/gravel bike and stopped riding on the road. -Did my first CX race and finished second-to-last. -Started only eating bacon on the weekends. -Donuts only after big swims on Saturday mornings. -Only gained 7 pounds over the past 3 years. -Watched the Cubs win a World Series. -Kept my dog alive. -Finally made it to Roth. -Taught some people how to swim. -Went to the dentist a couple of times.
@dhr I've spent a fair share of time with Frodo. He most certainly does not suck. Really easy going; always one of the best interviews.
I remember after he won for the first time in Kona and we were doing a photoshoot on the beach with him the following morning. Our photog walked down the beach to ask a "local boy" if he could move a few feet so he'd be out of the frame. The guy went nuts and started trying to fight our photographer. He was screaming about how we didn't belong on his island and this and that (Kona local boys are a rough breed). I ran down the beach ready to throw punches, and then came Frodo, who approached the local calmly and cooly. He put his arm on his shoulder and told him how much he loved his island and respected the people. The guy's mood totally changed after 30 seconds of talking to Frodo. He shook Frodo's hand, and Jan walked back down the beach like nothing had happened.
He's one of those guys who will ask how you're doing and what you've been up to before an interview. Emma was always the same way. One of the best. The opposite of suck.
It's coming. In Roth in 2019. Or Maybe in France in 2020. Who knows? It's like Halley's Comet. No one knows exactly when or where it will appear, but when it does, it's going to be more spectacular than an open world champs.
Wait, we know exactly when and where Halley's Comet will appear? Nevermind.
Speaking of which, instead of my typical monthly vacay to Wisconsin, I've decided to go to Jamaica in April. Turns out it's more expensive than going to Wisconsin. I don't have enough money to drink the amount of rum I'd like to drink. My Venmo is brad-culp. Thank you all in advance.