Saturday, February 14, 2009


Some strange feelings putting up my first blog. Kind of like walking out into a stadium bare naked for all to see. My intent is to...I have no idea how this will go.

I'll start with some comments blending triathlon with politics. Congress just sent an economic stimulous package to the President. No one asked me what we should do to get this economy going. I could really use a pair of Zipp wheels. That would certainly be stimulating, and also economic. Economy on the bike is critical. We all know that you need to be aero so that 1) any energy you put into the pedals is translated into as much speed as possible, or 2) as little energy as possible is used to maintain your speed. In other words, economy.

As far as stimulation goes, what's better than blasting through a bike course? That gives you a great chance to win a race (against the field, an individual or the clock), thereby giving you a wonderful boost to the ego. We Type A's don't really need a further boost, but we always look for it.

1 comment:

  1. Nothing is better than blasting through a bike course--or a swim--or a run...I agree.
    I'm not sure I do it for the ego, though. I think I do it because I'm searching adrenaline. That's what I'm always looking for. That's what keeps me alive.