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Old 01-06-2011, 10:14 AM   #61
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Looking forward to this year - big one for me. Registering for 5 tri's, ending with a bump to the Olympic level. Doing it as a fundraiser to help motivate. Check it out here: Click like if you're a facebook person, thanks for the support.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Tri-4-Kids/164067386969167

Cool. Funny your post about the Stoked XTerra race in Hanover. I almost won my age group there a few years back. Almost. Hell, I was first out of the water, but that bike hill killed me. I didn't preride the course, and wasn't expecting a WALL like that. About 1/2 the way up, some volunteers were directing bike traffic, shouting "the top is right there! you're almost done!" So I start pushing it, just to round the corner and see another massive uphill. Fuckers.

I've been doing the Mooseman every year. They put on an excellent race. Too good. They fill up too damn quickly.

My first triathlon was the Boston Tri, a sprint where we swan in the harbor.
It was a good race. Too bad they don't run them anymore.

There seems to be a lot of poorly run triathlons in the NE. I've been to a few where I can't believe they were actually charging money. Which is probably why good races like Mooseman always fill up quick.



Glad I found this thread. It'll make me plan out what races to do this year.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:51 PM   #62
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Awesome thread. I look forward to following it! I have done team triathlons (as the runner). I had a friend who was wicked fast at cycling. We would partner up to dominate sprint triathlons in the area, but he unexpectedly passed away a few months ago while on a training ride (at 38 years old and competitive as ever, it was an aortic aneurism). I loved competing with him and have cycled for years. I plan to get serious about iron-distance triathlons now that I have finished my eligibility for college cross country running. Look forward to seeing more of your all's updates!
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:53 AM   #63
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Cool. Funny your post about the Stoked XTerra race in Hanover. I almost won my age group there a few years back. Almost. Hell, I was first out of the water, but that bike hill killed me. I didn't preride the course, and wasn't expecting a WALL like that. About 1/2 the way up, some volunteers were directing bike traffic, shouting "the top is right there! you're almost done!" So I start pushing it, just to round the corner and see another massive uphill. Fuckers.

I've been doing the Mooseman every year. They put on an excellent race. Too good. They fill up too damn quickly.

My first triathlon was the Boston Tri, a sprint where we swan in the harbor.
It was a good race. Too bad they don't run them anymore.

There seems to be a lot of poorly run triathlons in the NE. I've been to a few where I can't believe they were actually charging money. Which is probably why good races like Mooseman always fill up quick.


Glad I found this thread. It'll make me plan out what races to do this year.
Granite State Tri Team huh? I was thinking about joining either GS or Lakes Region but I don't want to spend the money when I could never get to any of the trainings or meets. I work the Moose every year - I love that event but that water is too damn cold to race in (I live 5mi from the park - on the other side of the lake) and I can't pass up the cash of working to race in it. You aren't from Meredith by any chance and drive a big black pickup are you?

The Xterra is run pretty well, in state I'll be doing the black fly, circle tri and xterra. I'm also doing an olympic in VT put on by Rushton Sports - fantastic event and the pirate tri on Sebago in ME.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:27 AM   #64
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I dropped out of the club because I couldn't make their training events in Laconia. Too far to drive. The used to hold training sessions every other week in Durham over the winter, but that's still a good ways for me.

I still wear the gear because it fits, and I'm too cheap to buy more...
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:21 PM   #65
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I've looked in yer garages.

ALL Y'ALL needta clean yer bikes!

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Old 01-12-2011, 06:08 AM   #66
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I've looked in yer garages.

ALL Y'ALL needta clean yer bikes!

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Old 01-12-2011, 06:28 AM   #67
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NO TIME......GOTTA TRAIN......
Classic excuse.

Some random customer of mine brings in this Aegis tri bike he's lookin at buyin... Looks nice except for the 5mm of sludge on the derailleur, gears, and chain!

Course, this dood's just stoopit enough that he's askin irrelevant questions like 'why's the front derailleur rubbing? Is that normal? Why's there notches in the QR for the front brake?' etc Told him repeatedly that Aegis makes a good bike and to buy it cause the stuff that's 'wrong' with the bike is easily fixable.

Don't know if he listened or not. Guess I'll find out Thurs when I get back to the shop!



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Old 01-12-2011, 06:37 AM   #68
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Aegis does make some nice stuff. They're in Maine, right? The bring a ton of bikes for display to Mooseman and Timberman in NH. A little out of my price range and hard to find used.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:36 PM   #69
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Aegis does make some nice stuff. They're in Maine, right? The bring a ton of bikes for display to Mooseman and Timberman in NH. A little out of my price range and hard to find used.
Re Maine: I think so. I haven't actually talked to em since the mid-90s when my former roommate bought his.

They're not real popular, but seem to be well-made.

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ABOUT AEGIS .....interesting little story.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #71
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ABOUT AEGIS .....interesting little story.
If I already didn't have a fancy bike...

http://www.shop.aegisbicycles.com/
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:03 AM   #72
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where is everyone? it's that time of year again.

working the Mooseman in NH this weekend which will provide some good mojo for my first tri of the season in Maine on June 12th - the Pirate Tri

Let's get it goin again.





total side note: if you're on facebook, look up "Tri 4 Kids" and like the page for me please.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:53 AM   #73
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:56 AM   #74
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where is everyone? it's that time of year again.

I am sitting in front of my computer, typing one handed due to the other arm being pinned down by a hungry one month old baby boy.

No tri's for me this year....
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:25 AM   #75
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I am sitting in front of my computer, typing one handed due to the other arm being pinned down by a hungry one month old baby boy.

No tri's for me this year....
sounds like poor planning to me

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