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We got some new people!sctri
Jun 15, 2003 1:10 PM
The board is alive! ALIVE!

Lets have some introductins, a little bit about who you are, maybe what you ride, what you like to race, what country you live in, etc etc?

Here I go:

Race at a fairly elite jr. level (under 23) and have for the past few years, ran/run varsity at university, come from a competitive swim background.
occupation: swim coach for large competitive club
Bike: trek 5200 (thank for the support LBS! got a deal)
Distances: Sprint and olympic, going to see where that goes, and might look to do half IM in the next few years if my speed doesnt develope enough.
Home: West Coast of Canada

re: We got some new people!wheelsucker
Jun 15, 2003 4:37 PM
mid 20's played usual sports in high school(soccer and b-ball) decided to try bike racing about 3 years ago and love it, gotten fairly good and decided to try out tri's as well,(though I may be a little small at 5ft9in and 140lbs).
occupation-computer systems administrator in maryland for CSC(they sponsor a pro cycling team in europe, Tyler Hamilton ring a bell)
bike-cannondale caad6 for road races, specialized allez set up as a time trial bike
distances- haven't done a tri yet, can't wait to try one though, just know I'm gonna suck in the swim portion though. I'll be the loser doing the back stroke after 100yds:)
re: We got some new people!Damn
Jun 15, 2003 6:43 PM
I'm in Atlanta, Ga. and compete in the 35-39 age group. I don't have a job, I'm a stay at home dad and my wife works. I ran cross country through high school. Took up biking because it's easier on the knees.
This is my first year doing tri's, I've done three sprints and I'm going to do two more and one olympic distance this year.
Next year I want to do a few olympic and hopefully one half IM, then the next year I want to do a full IM.
I'm riding a CAAD3 cannondale but I'm looking for something new soon.
I'm doing tri's for the fun of it plus I have a two year old daughter and a two week old son. When they get older I want to yell at them that I was doing tri's when I was 35 so get off the couch and get training. Hopefully I'll be doing tri's with them.
re: We got some new people!Steve_0
Jun 16, 2003 3:30 AM
Mid 30's. Been triing for the better part of a decade. Grew up surfing; which led to ocean swimming on flat days. Always liked cycling. Took up running when business travel took me away from swimming and cycling. Rest is obvious.

Bike = trek 2100 (older carbon model).
Distances = mostly sprint and olympic.
Home = SJ, near Phila.
re: We got some new people!mtuck
Jun 16, 2003 9:17 AM
mtuck: Michael Tucker

I just started doing tirathlons. I kind of got into it by accident. I have been riding a mountain bike for the past three years but not competitively. At the start of this year I decided that I was tired of weighing 250+ lbs. So I changed my eating habits and started to walk/jog in addition to riding my mountain bike. By the end of March, I was weighing in at 200-205 lbs. I was jogging about 3 miles a couple times a week and feeling pretty good. I thought I might try and do a 5k run as part of relay for a tri just for fun, but at the urging of a friend I started training for the full triathlon (I swam in high school freshman/sophomore years).
I had about 4 weeks to train for the Memorial Day sprint tri. 1000m open water swim, 25k bike, 5k run. I did it on the mountain bike (GT I-Drive, full suspension). I had a great time and the fact that I beat my friend by a minute and 25 seconds just fueled my desire more. I just bought a road bike and have been commuting to work a couple of times a week (18 miles each way).

Bike: Felt F-50
Distances: One sprint so far, next race July 6th sprint, training for an Olympic in the fall.
Occupation: Cardivascular ICU nurse
Home: Tucson, AZ
I forgot to mention that I am 33 years old.mtuck
Jun 16, 2003 9:19 AM
I still hang hereZeGopha
Jun 16, 2003 9:48 AM
I've been doing tri's for four years now. Mostly sprint, did an olympic distance last year and messed up my feet. When I get that squared away I'll do some more. Someday I've got a half or maybe a full ironman, but not for a few years.

Bike- QR Kilo with Azoto Tri-seat and Speedplay zero pedals
Running- ain't really working for me
Swimming- On a swim team, getting faster
The Gopher rarely discloses his age, go figure
re: We got some new people!brider
Jun 16, 2003 10:33 AM
I'm not currently racing, but I have an extensive history in tri and bike racing.

Ran track and cross country in high school. When in college, I started having knee issues. The doc sent me into the pool for rehab. The guys in the pool told me to get a bike (I suspect they were trying to get rid of me). After a short time, the tri bug hit me (and I hadn't done a race). This was in '84. I did 1-2 races a year through my college years (graduated in '88), then went into it with both feet and both arms. Got to where I was racing virtually every weekend, and occasionally twice on a weekend. Got very good at the game, to the point that I was contemplating turning pro. Decided I needed to stay with my day job, and it wasn't too long before I left multisport for bike racing. Put bike racing on the shelf three years ago (or was it 4?) to put the time into a business venture.

Bike: Currently riding a custom TiCycles Softride, but when I was tri racing, it was a custom Paul Barkley Softride (from a Specialized Allez Epic). Ultegra group with home modified Profile clip-ons. I was one of the first to use the Scott clip-ons with some home-made arm rests. Toyed with many different front-end set-ups.
Distances: Sprint and olympic mostly, with some slightly longer races. Did one half IM, and missed qualifying for Kona by one spot (though I wouldn't have taken it if I had qualified -- I didn't have the time to train for a full IM)
Home: Auburn, Washington. Lived in Renton, Washington, when I was racing tri.

I turn 40 in 3 months.
re: We got some new people!annoyance
Jun 16, 2003 11:49 AM
actually i don't do tri's as i can't swim. so i do the du's. started last year as i was running and biking a lot, thought i may as well see what it is about. it was great fun and i did not lose completely so i have kept at it. although i hurt my knee (ITBS) in january so this year has gotten off to a slow start. live in NJ. didn't do HS sports beyond riding my bike & scooter everywhere.
still hope to get in 5 or 6 races this summer.
I ride an Aegis aro svelte.

oh, and i am 29
re: We got some new people!boyd2
Jun 17, 2003 8:05 AM
I am planning on my first tri in a few weeks. I grew up on the water and have always been a swimmer. Biking started in earnest in about 1988. I did alot of MTB riding and then switched to road. I played rugby and ultimate in college. I felt like I should quit rugby after some injurys. I do lots of 5 and 10k foot races with my wife. I am 32 with 2 kids and a very stressfull job. My bike is a '93 Specialized Epic that I just bought. It is an old bike, but it only had a few miles on it.

I hope that my first race (sprint) will be in 2 weeks, but the promoter has not gotten his act together on the race yet.
re: We got some new people!sn69
Jun 18, 2003 2:16 PM
I'm a sporadic poster here only because I've been on sabattacle from the sport for the past two years. Having just moved back to San Diego, however, I plan on returning. Here's my info:

racing tri's for 10 years, along with marathoning, rock climbing, mountain biking and skiing
collegiate drinker...nothing more
bike: Dean Culebra road with short Syntace C-2s (modified Slam posit); formerly raced on a Softride Roadwing and a 'Dale R700
distances: all, although I mostly prefer half IM. I've started three full IMs and completed two.
re: We got some new people!r-kelley
Jun 20, 2003 11:41 AM
Never raced before but will do my first next week at the Tupperlake Tinman.
Played tennis in college, mountain bike racing off and on since freshman year of college, started running and did 2 marathons this year. Decided to really push my luck and do a half ironman. What the heck, right???
Bike: Trek 5500 (frame) with Ultegra and all the goodies I could afford.
Distances: Half IM and hopefully a full next year
Age: a young and dumb 25
re: We got some new people!js5280
Jun 26, 2003 12:55 PM
JS5280= John S.
Denver, CO

History: 2nd year triathlete, middle of the pack 30-35 age grouper, 2 Sprint, 1 Oly, 1 Xterra (Keystone) under my belt, 3 more this year (2 Oly, 1 Xterra). Strong cyclist, decent swimmer, slow a$$ runner, 6 year testicular cancer survivor.

occupation: Technology Consultant
Bike: Was using my Airborne Zepp w/ aerobars, just bought a used Dean TI Tri Geometry w/ Jet2000/HedDeep, DA, Cinelli Angel Time Trial Bars, very sweet.
Distances: Sprint/Oly/Xterra, maybe a 1/2 IM once I'm confident on Oly distance.

re: We got some new people!empacher6seat
Jul 12, 2003 9:28 PM
I'm Paul from BC Canada.
I'm 19, and come from a backround in rowing.

This is my second season doing tri's, but I only did 2 last summer and I'm only doing 3 this summer, so it's not a huge priority, I just enjoy the training and the feeling of racing.
Occupation: student/rowing coach/painter/grocery store clerk. Yes, I like to keep busy :).
Distances: Oly's and sprints. I love the pain factor of sprints, and I do very well in them; not so much in the Oly's unfortunately.
Bike: A late 80's cyclops road bike with 7 speed 105 components :). I can still haul ass on it though.