>> Saturday, July 16, 2011
Before the "pro dinner" a few days before the Life Time Fitness Minneapolis Triathlon, I found myself walking with super nice pro triathletes Rebeccah and Laurel Wassner. We were headed to their car to get their bikes for a quick "bike porn" photoshoot with Paul Phillips for Triathlete Magazine. (If you've gotten the new Triathlete Mag with Chrissie on the cover, that's a "Paul Phillips" photo. And when Macca won the IM World Championship a few months back, the cover photo of him at the finishline was also Paul's. LOTS of Triathlete Mags photos are from Paul.)
I kinda freaked out for a moment: The Wassner Sisters asked who I write for (basically asking why I was at the dinner), and I said I have a local "tri blog." They asked what it was called. I smiled and said "Steve in a Speedo."
THEY. HAD. BOTH. HEARD. OF. ME.
Shut the front door. They remembered tweeting with me over the past year! They know how to make a guy feel loved! :)
Anyway, my tri-buddy Nick and I were around while Paul was taking the photos, so Paul asked for our help. Nick first jumped in to hold a bike. Here he is "daintily" holding it up by the seat so that he could easily be Photoshopped out later:
Nick with Laurel's bike, while Paul (crouched down) gets a photo
Getting her own photos of the shoot!
Me with Rebeccah's bike
Me and the Wassner sisters after the meal
Well, fast forward to last week.... Triathlete Magazine tweeted this:
Find out what some of the fastest female triathletes will be riding at this weekend’s @ltftriathlon in Minneapolis: http://ow.ly/5zYSS
When you clicked on that link, it took you here - to a photo gallery of "bike porn" that was about to be on display at the Life Time Fitness Minneapolis Triathlon:
If you look at the second column from the right in that image above, you can see a photo of a bike in the second row, and a photo of 2 bikes in the third row.
YOU CAN SEE HANDS!
NICK AND I WERE NOT PHOTOSHOPPED OUT!
WE "TECHNICALLY" BOTH JUST MADE AN APPEARANCE ON TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE'S WEBSITE!!
Nick and me
CLICK HERE to see my photos from the pro dinner.
CLICK HERE for the interviews I got before the dinner.
CLICK HERE for my write-up on the pro and elite race along with results and photos.