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Old 09-23-07, 08:35 PM   #1
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First team triathlon

I just thought I would let everyone know that I did the bike portion of my first triathlon today. It was just a short sprint tri, but a tri none the less. Being on a team I figured I could go a little faster than other people, so I just kept going. It was 12 miles and I did it in 31:20, 22.1 mph average. Not bad for someone around 250. I didn't get passed by anyone, which isn't too bad considering I was the biggest person there. It was fun passing people all tucked in on their aero bars. Now I just have to work on the running and swimming so I can do the next one by myself.
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Old 09-23-07, 09:54 PM   #2
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thats fantastic. i've wanted to do a tri for years. perhaps a clydesdale tri team is in order.
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Old 09-24-07, 06:06 AM   #3
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Good job. No, great job. 22 mph over 12 miles!!!! That is a good pace.

Team Tri???? I will have to look into that. I can do the swim and the bike, but my knees are killing me, so I am going to quit with the running for a few weeks and see if that helps.
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Old 09-24-07, 09:35 AM   #4
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Just got the results, we finished 1st for coed teams and 20th overall with a time of 1:06:12. Split times should be up soon, I am hoping that I had the fastest bike leg.
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Old 09-26-07, 03:18 AM   #5
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Outstanding! May you be a great inspiration to others as well.

I've entered a local tri in December as the cycle leg of my team ( This one's a half ironman so this ride is 90k's/70(ish) miles. Personally I think I got the easy part but I'm doing a century two weeks before that so training isn't such a big issue.

I'll see if I can follow your lead and pass lots of people down on their aero bars.

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