Sunday, August 12, 2007

Solana Beach Tri

I am a little late in posting these since the Solana Beach World Championship sprint Tri was the weekend after Vineman, but better late than never right!?

The 400m swim

Luke Walton, a la eye of the tiger, enjoying the brutal ascent from the swim finish...

Mikey V being shy for the camera...

Ryan Levinson...

Onto the bike...

Mike Kocin, a co-worker, and a man double my age who could doubly kick my butt in any race...

Breakaway Coaches...

Madd Marty finishing the bike and about to blaze through transition...

Kassie, who obviously has taste in the color of bike she chose, about ready to take over some poor soul on a MTB...


This next section is a special section devoted to Dave Wilcox. Dave was one of our assistant coaches of lavaman, a 5x Ironman Triathlete and he was doing his first sprint of his triathlon life. Him and I always seem to give each other shit often, so without further adieu...

Dave, coming out of the swim, proving that Ironman triathletes can indeed take off their wetsuits by themselves without the help of peelers...


Dave, obviously drafting... (side note, I actually yelled at Dave to stop drafting when he passed me, and the guy who Dave was drafted off of yelled "YEAH!" in agreement. It was by far the best part of the race).

Dave, your seat is too high...

Wilcox again, drafting, again (while getting heckled from Paul and I)...

(in Dave's defense, its a 2 loop 9 mile bike course that had 1000+ triathletes signed up. Drafting was inevitable)

and Dave, enjoying the full throttle/red line/go go go 5K run!


3 comments:

SanDiegoPJ said...

Fantastic commentary.

Jeff H said...

1. Seat's too high.
2. Hand on bullhorns?
3. No waterbottle necessary for sprint distance.
4. Chain not in big ring.
5. Spectators not cheering.

Dave said...

1.Seat is perfect height and was awesome at IM CDA
2. The guy I am drafting would pass me everytime I passed him or speed up when I would try and pass.
3. I disagree on the water bottle since my coach told me to use one.
4. I am so fast I don't need a big chain ring
5. The spectators did not know greatness when they saw it.
6.Den Den, great pics. Thank you for the heckling and making the race fun!