>> Saturday, June 05, 2010
Curt Wood, one of the great employees at Gear West Bike, created a GREAT 5 minute video from the Gear West Duathlon 2 weeks ago. (He shot most of it himself, and then he edited everything together.) Turn it up and check this out:
In the second to last shot (from 4:53-4:57), that’s me huffing and puffing in the red top just across the finish-line; that’s proof that I worked out there for the 3rd fastest overall second run! ;)
Here are other things to note in the video:
0:35 - Racing buddies Tim L and Chris H are walking in the background.
0:59-1:05 - That pan across the lead females is a “who’s who” of female rockstars in MN multisports! (Including my swimming buddy Julia in the blue top near the end!)
1:47 - I’m sure Suzie loves the 3 second shot of her butt in T1! Ha!
1:55-1:58 - Local rockstar triathlete David Thompson (DKT) rounds a corner on his bike SOOO fast! It’s amazing! He was the eventual winner of the race.
2:12 - Watch how fast DKT dismounts and runs into transition. I’m crouched down in the background of that shot taking photos of him, and then I pop up and start clapping as he runs past the car. Here was the photo that I took (and showed in my race report):
4:12-4:19 - The relative ease in which DKT climbs that little bastard of a hill with 300 meters left in the race made Pharmie and I gasp when we first saw it, and then roll our eyes at DKT’s skill. CRAZY! (Plus, he COULD have just walked his way across the finish-line and still won.)
4:24-4:26 - Chad Milner climbs the hill at more of a “human” pace. He’s a strong runner and placed 5th overall, and still it looks like he’s trudging up that hill.
4:44 - Cathy Yndestad crosses the line as the first female, and she makes it look SOO easy!
4:53-4:57 - As mentioned above, a nice shot of me catching my breath.
5:01 - The final shot is Julie Hull finishing in 4th and collapsing (with Matt and I standing in the distance). The best part of that last shot is the person coming over to “help” Julie: they rush over to her when she falls..... only to quickly grab the timing chip off her ankle. Ha! That’s too funny! I guess you just gotta do your job! ;)
So I MAY have a bit of a man-crush on David Thompson. I mean, if I could put any part of my body inside of any part of his body and get just a fraction of his skill, I’d totally do it. But not in a gay way.
If you missed my earlier races reports for the Gear West Duathlon, here they are: part 1, part 2, and more photos in my Examiner article.
Thanks for the GREAT video, Curt! You do good work! (Oh, I just realized this: if you’ve been a reader of my blog for at least a year, you’ll remember a fun little video from the “Splash and Dash” I did last summer. Again, it was Curt taking that video and editing it together! THANKS AGAIN, Curt!!)