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There is CINO and There is Spirit of 78

Old 10-08-21, 09:20 AM
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There is CINO and There is Spirit of 78

My daughter's fiance is in Portugal this weekend. He brought along his very well preserved 1985 Centurion Ironman. Reading through the "Rules" makes me want to spend more time healing my achilles and do Triathlon.
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Gabi’s Spirit of 78 Bike. He grew a mustache to go with it.

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I've been debating doing a triathlon with "old school" equipment just for the fun of it. But one that's actually targeted for old school sounds great. When my wife and I restarted triathlons after a 15 year hiatus we competed in a splash and dash. After the race we were mingling and talking to old friends and then my wife came up to me and said "we're the only two people wearing speedos". I hadn't even noticed that everything changed not just the bikes.
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Triathlon, Ironman, mustache...

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This is an evil mind worm.....do a triathalon....last one i did was at folsom lake on my 82 Nishiki International. Not sure my knees agree on the run part anymore
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Yeah, I'm more into the biathlon that involves alternating bike segments and 16oz curls.
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I gotta say, I have every bit as much desire to do a triathlon today as I had when that bike was new, which is to say, "None"

But I DO like that bike....
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When the Ironman Triathlon came to Salem back in July, I actually saw ONE guy riding a vintage steel bike, sporting a Brooks saddle, no less.
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I did a couple of "tin man" triathlons (2 km swim, 25 km ride, 10 km trail run) back in the day. Just training for that relatively short distance was rough. My typical day: Wake up, ride bike to work. Work. Ride bike to pool. Swim a mile. Ride bike home. Run 6 km. Shower. Eat dinner. Sleep. Rinse, repeat. Social life?...Zero! I can't imagine training for an Ironman.
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