Monday, June 28, 2010

Minneman Bottles Arrive

If you're going to be at Minneman this Saturday you're sure to see TFI!  We're supplying a water bottle for each registered athlete.  We'll have 3 athletes competing and a good sized support crew.

See you at packet pickup!

Here is the bottle stuffing crew hard at work!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Remember How Far You've Come!

It's easy to forget where we started from. We often get caught up in the barriers to improving from our current levels. I think it's important to think back to when we first got into this sport (for some of you that may not be that long ago).

A couple of newbies at Land Between the Lakes really made me appreciate all I have learned over the past 5 years. A couple of weeks ago in Albert Lea, I saw not one but TWO people with their wetsuits on inside out. Yes, to newcomers there is an awful lot to figure out.

Here's a general rule of thumb - think be like a fish - you want the slippery side out.

Never forget what it was like to try and figure out how to lay out your stuff (and what stuff did you need) that first time you raced.

We've all come a long way - even if we still have a long way to go.

It was a great day down in Albert Lea. The wind howled which made the bike interesting. TFI athlete, Brian K. (pictured on the left) saw one athlete get blown across the road into another in a crosswind section.

I finished in second place in the Clydesdale division.
Here I am collecting my bling.

I'll be at the New Bri Tri this Saturday - either volunteering or racing.  If you're our there be sure to say hi.