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Coors Half Ironman in Olympia Wa. Sep. 1980
Freezing cold lake (no wetsuit), pouring rain on the bike (rode a Schwinn Paramount), nearly died of Hypothermia. Run was point to point to the Capitol of Wa. state. 3rd overall.
2) Mavic Retrofriciton shift levers
2) Vitus aluminum & carbon frames being totally cutting edge (including Sean Kelly winning P-R on the noodly aluminum one)
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- Raleigh Scott Tinley Technium Tri-Lite bikes.
- Penrod's Triathlon in Ft. Lauderdale.
- When you got DQ'd for drafting.
- Race photos were mailed to you and were tiny 1" photos.
- Team Fox Catcher
Ardis Bow - she was included in another book written by Edwards in the '80s that featured the training schedules of Allen, Molina, Tinley, Moss, Hansen, Puntous twins, etc.
How about the Radio Shack radio that you mounted on your handlebars. I never used one in a tri, but I had one when I first started to ride my bike as "training" in '73 or '74. I ran wearing the ear-muff-like radio headphones sold by The Shack in the '70s.
I stopped drinking Coors light because they pulled out! Stopped drinking Bud Light when they pulled out. I hope Sammy A doesen't sponsor a tri series and pull out =0
on the Air Mariah being the best racing flat ever.
I ran my second marathon in them, barefoot, 5 weeks after IMC and ran a 2:51.....I also set my half marathon PB that day with a 1:19.....I was going for broke or was going to blow up trying (yes, I positive split but sometimes you just give it!!!!)
I used the Air Mariah for every workout and every race for a period of around 3 years. It was a great day in day out shoe and weighed nothing!
NIKE, BRING IT BACK!
....Leon's QEM---welcome back this year!
....the Bud Light series had the coolest shirts EVER! The black one with high crew neck and the symbols on the neck-line in white.
....the Nike tri kit that was grey, blue and red and had mesh sides.
póg mo thóin
After seeing Horning wearing his, I had one made by Emily K (a bicycle clothing maker in Santa Barbara back in the day). I think I still have that packed away somewhere. I also still have my very cool "LA Triathlon Series" mesh tank top and a lot of memories of you crushing those local races back then.
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"Why squirrel hate me?"
I remember our swim coach bought like thirty cases of the stuff when they went out of business (meaning, of course, that the expiry had long passed on all of it), and then we'd mix it in a giant gatorade bucket and leave it poolside until it got drunk. Man, it was funky after three days!
I ran under 2:30 in the Miriah. Remember the original had a herring bone sole and after a few runs you had to shoe goo the soles to put extra tread to it.
Remember when the sport was pure and you raced for a beer.
All the races were long
I raced three years before I ever did a sprint and even that was .5 mile swim, 20 mile bike,5 mile run.
I actually did an ironman before I ever did a sprint tri.
Those were fun times how many people can say they were around at the beginning of a sport.
Also, without looking through this whole damned thread, I still have a Scott Tinley Performancewear t-shirt, the one with him on the bike with a landscape, a silhouette of a photo that appeared in Triathlete's Kona coverage from 1987.
"The hero is someone in continual opposition to the status quo. The hero is always becoming himself." Josï¿½ Ortega y Gasset.
"The enthusiasm (absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit) is needed before breaking the milestone and not after." Sergio Escutia, on Lukas Verzbicas' subdued reaction to breaking 4 minutes in the mile.