My 15 Seconds (and 5 Fingers) of Fame

>> 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

Then Paul wanted both bikes in the photo, so I was called in next to Nick:




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:



EXCITING!! Many of these were the images that Nick and I were there for!! Yay us!

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.

BUT WAIT!
YOU CAN SEE HANDS!
NICK AND I WERE NOT PHOTOSHOPPED OUT!
WE "TECHNICALLY" BOTH JUST MADE AN APPEARANCE ON TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE'S WEBSITE!!



Nick's hand


Nick and me

I'll be giving out autographed copies of that photo at the mall from 7-9 pm tonight. :)

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.


9 comments:

Matt Ellenberger 11:38 AM, July 16, 2011  

That bike is soooo sexy. I need to change my shorts

Megan 11:40 AM, July 16, 2011  

"OMG, I totally know that hand. That's Steve in a Speedo's hand!"

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman 11:43 AM, July 16, 2011  

That's awesome!! You're a hand model!

Alecia 3:51 PM, July 16, 2011  

Look out toddlers in tiaras. Here comes the next phenomenon, Hand Some Hands.

Sara Cox Landolt 9:47 AM, July 17, 2011  

Fun experience as a writer, triathlete and photographer! You have the skills! :-)

Ironman By Thirty 6:04 PM, July 17, 2011  

I thought you were supposed to hide behind the disc wheel??? :)

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