>> Thursday, June 13, 2013
So Saturday night, I did the Trinona Time Trial. (CLICK HERE for my race report, and CLICK HERE for a "highlight video" from that hellish climb.)
Then, on Sunday, Pharmie did the Trinona Olympic Distance Triathlon. I did this race last year, and this was going to be Pharmie's first time down there. Pharmie joined our friend Amblyn who was doing her FIRST EVER TRIATHLON!!
Pharmie and Amblyn pre-race.
The 3 Ds: David, Dan, and (arch-nemesis) Devon - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall at the finish.
Suzie and Ross had itchy backs... or something.
The start of Amblyn's wave (with Sugar Loaf rock in the distance).
That's Amblyn taking our good advice in the middle (in the 2XU wetsuit).
Our advice? Start at the back and to the outside! Don't get mauled at the front!
2 of my favorite ladies at this race: Katherine (the TT race director) and Pharmie.
Did I mention it was cold and raining? It was.
Jen (announcing the start) and Trinona race director Dave!
Pharmie's Olympic wave about ready to start: she was in the 2nd-to-last wave.
Jen on the airhorn and mic as Pharmie's wave starts!
An adorable soft-shell turtle emerges from the wa... OH WAIT, THAT'S MY WIFE! Go Pharmie!
She should model wetsuits. I mean, just LOOK at this.
Still having a little trouble with her quick-release.
Back to being a turtle (head in the shell) in transition.
Starting the bike with a smile!
Arch-nemesis Devon and I WERE going to team up for the Time Trial and leave all "bad blood"
behind us, but since we didn't, he's still shooting me the stink eye while posing with his Mom.
Devon getting ready to nail Ross just 200 meters from the finish....
... and he's nailed.
Brian (who won the long course at Cinco DU Mayo Duathlon as I won the short course)
finished 11th overall and cheered me up the hill the night before at the TT!
The top-3 female stud-ettes coming to the finish: Cathy, Claire, and Suzie.
THERE WAS A TANDEM BIKE SOMEWHERE IN WINONA!!! WHERE WERE THESE PEOPLE
WHEN DEVON AND I NEEDED A TANDEM FOR THE TIME TRIAL?!? AARRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!
Pharmie zooming back on the bike after conquering the bluff!
Bookin' it to the finish!
Into the chute and to her 2nd fastest Oly finish EVER! On a tough course too!
Post race with a wet bike and medal.
I was afraid he was going to lose one... right through our windshield.