Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cross-country Adventures & A Return to Triathlon-ing

July: Tulsa, OK

I spent July in Oklahoma and was reminded how much I miss the South. Big sunny skies. Lots of cycling. A little bit of running for the first time in a long time. Stupid hot but stupid fun.

The Arkansas River became a familiar backdrop.
Shameless plug: Can't say enough good things about the Soas Racing Speed Series kit for hot weather cycling. Seriously, 95-105 degrees and as cool as one can be in that weather.

August: Rochester, MN

Small town. Good cycling. Lots of corn fields, less hot, lots of wind. Wide road shoulders and the most passing distance I've ever been given by drivers.

It's a good sign when you find a cheese company on your first ride.
My orthopedist blessed me to do a little bit of local racing. MN triathletes are quite friendly. It's been two seasons, so transitions were at snail-pace and I did a few comical things like follow a swim buoy that was attached to a boat going to rescue someone and not a part of the swim course. I had a good time and even made some podiums. 

Real winners get pint glasses.

1 comment:

  1. You sure look like that you enjoy your life a lot haha. Its good to see you fresh and well. Wishing you all the best with your profession.