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  • Team Confusion at Toughman NY

    Thanks, guys I have to laugh at this. But again, the Percocet makes a lot of things funny right now. I'm using voice to text because my hand doesn't work so that should add to the humor here even more.

    First of all I want to take the time to really thank Craig and Mark who picked my sorry ass up from the hospital and drove me home to NJ. My memories little shaky, but I think Josh was also there to help when I went down like an idiot. I got to explain my wife that a couple of guys I know from the Internet and the "joke me off Guy" were in charge my care. That was an interesting conversation. One of many interesting conversations we've had over the last two days regarding what happened at the race.

    So to answer the question what happened - I screwed up the dismount in a really big way. When I was taking my feet out of the shoes, the right shoe/pedal rotated and ended up spearing the ground heel first, so the release mechanism didn't trigger. This did some combination of stopping the bike and actually rotating it like somebody had put a stick in the front spokes. I went down hard on the side of my head, left shoulder and hip, and had my right hand out to catch myself.

    As expected, I have some pretty dramatic road rash – including some the doctor offered to stitch up - a broken right hand, and some soft tissue damage in my shoulder that makes it impossible to lift my arm. The ER doc was actually shocked that the collarbone was not shattered. I guess there are advantages to being a big fat triathlete and not a scrawny cyclist.

    I'm hoping for a fast recovery. Aruba is definitely out, but I'm hoping to be healthy in time for Israman - maybe a run relay if not a swim!

    Next year I'll be back to battle Craig in the old man age group, and I expect you all to be there to hand out the beers at the finish!
    KuchAaronWebsteyM_Waresimonsen77Craig_DwchevronNotSoFatLewKenElPescadoPeladoTad_MAlexSMattRashfyrehaaryournotuniquemaggieruMamaCheetahmbrekk44PreachSwansonRobert RankinA_drizzlebalsdorfet5504
  • 2017 Race results and pics

    Escape from Philly sprint today (800 Y/15 miles/5K)

    45-49 AG 2, overall 16 (damn fast kids out there)

    Bonus was standing in torrential downpour before the race, then swimming through all the debris and other crap floating in the Schuylkill river, then scooping it out of the top of my kit on the bike/run. Thankfully, I've had all my shots in the last few years.

    Headed out to the Olympic tomorrow. Hoping the fecal counts in the river stay low!


    Craig_Dsimonsen77MattM_WarekjrunninKenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebsteyRobert RankinFastCat1107rigpigTad_MMamaCheetahSteve HalewskiGentlemanJerseyDavefyrehaarBrent_RShepherd
  • 2017 Race results and pics

    Philly Olympic – 4th AG. Grr. Missed an Alcatraz slot by 50 seconds.

    Did get to see Ben Kanute and Cam Dye race for a while as they cancelled the swim and made it a duathalon.



    M_Warembrekk44Craig_DkjrunninKenElPescadoPeladoAlexSAaronWebsteyRobert Rankinsimonsen77GentlemanJerseyDaveMamaCheetahfyrehaarTad_MKuch
  • I am the go-to person for...

    As a former management consultant, I'm quite good at repackaging what I've been told into a really nice PowerPoint deck filled with gems like "operationalize" and "cross-functional" and "thinking outside the box" and "synergies."

    M_Waresimonsen77lakercrGasBombRyan HeislerwparselBrent_RHSeeley14
  • 2019 Team - Rooster Endurance

    Who said we asked for training! Wasn't there some Facebook story about a guy running 26.2 without training on a bet... he's one of ours right :-)
    That was me in high school - a friend on the football team bet me and my then girlfriend (who ran cross country) to run the Marine Corps Marathon. I bought a pair of running shoes the week before, and went on a 6 mile run once to see how it felt.

    We played the last game of the season on that Friday, took the SATs that Saturday, and 'ran' the marathon on Sunday. I recall hitting the wall at ~ mile 19 but managed to be the only one who finished. The GF got horrible blisters and had to stop, and my friend hurt his knee along the way. My time was miserable (4:41:52), but I still remember it off the top of my head!

    And it hurt to start wrestling practice that Monday. Ah, to have the ability to recover like I did when I was 17...
    ellsworth53tPreachSwansonAaronWebsteyTad_MJennifer PostKenElPescadoPeladoGranpa ChookGreg_Cooper
  • 2019 Team - Rooster Endurance

    Count me in. I've been crash free for 66% of my time with the team, and been providing Tad et al with plenty of material for the other 33%. I need something like this group to get me through the dark days of winter, and something to read when I should be working on PowerPoint.
    M_WareAaronWebsteyTad_MCraig_DKenElPescadoPeladoslickfins_Ryan
  • Ireland...

    If you have a car (and will be able to drive), the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, etc are pretty damn breathtaking. There are some distilleries out there too. About 2 hours south of Galway.

    You could also check out the Burren - about 60 min east of Galway. Looks a bit like Scotland with the windswept desolation.

    But if all you want to do is drink, then stick Dublin and Galway.

    Funny story: Back when I worked for a company that had plant in Galway, we used to go over there and go out for a night on the town on Thursdays, when the dole would get paid. This typically involved drinking until dawn, which we thought of as a special event but was an regular occurrence there. The company at one point was looking into moving to a four-day workweek because yields on Fridays were abysmal, because so many people would come in drunk or hungover. I've been told that throwing up in a clean room bunny suit is possibly one of the worst experiences one can have on Friday morning...
    M_Warembrekk44MartinCraig_DBrew_Tri
  • Race shoes

    Zoot TT 7.0 for Sprints and Olympics.
    Hookas or Brooks Glycerin for HIM and longer
    twig05

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