100 Triathlons
Go to the early blogs to read how I got into triathlons. Click on any picture to enlarge it. I'm now in USA Triathlon's Century Club; go to
https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Membership-Services/Member-Recognition/Deca-and-Century-Club/Century-Club
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." Theodore Roosevelt 1910

Monday, September 30, 2019

# 169 Crystal River Sprint Triathlon

Crystal River Triathlon today on the Gulf coast of Florida. Swim cancelled due to water quality problem so it became a duathlon; 2 mile run, 15 mile bike, and 2 mile run. 
Bike was a flat course time trial with the only turn being the turnaround so I used 2 gears the whole ride. Average speed was 18.9 mph on the SST. Lots of fast, old men there so I ended up with a 6th out of 8 for my 169th tri. My first 2 mile run was 17:20 and the second 17:07.  Total time was 1:24:13.
The winner, David Morrow, is the current 65-69 duathlon world champion and finished in 1:08:32. 
SCT's Jason Ward got a second in Clydesdale and his son Jacob raced for UCF. Racked by me were a pair of identical twins doing their first tri; Darla and Carla Forrester.  JP (John-Paul Russo) was there fixing bikes and USAT Referee Jill Bowers was keeping everyone honest.

Moulton SST is ready!

JP's bike repair

JP at work

Jill inspecting bikes

Transition area

Kenyon Congdon has his booth there.

Hammermobile on course

Quiet beach

Jason and Jacob Ward

Happy at the finish!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

# 168 Clermont Sprint Triathlon in September

Great race Saturday; triathlon # 168! This was the final race in the four event Clermont series and I went into it in 2nd place. Got there in plenty of time, racked and ready quickly. 

Had a great swim, solid bike; hit 38.4 mph off the big hill followed by that inspiring 7 mph climb up the other side. Enrique Mercado got a great photo of me climbing the first hill. Fast run and finished strong. 

Lots of friend there and many won Series trophies. I repeated the third race, finishing second behind James Mayer. He won the Series with me in second; OK since I won last year.  James won 3 of the 4 races this year.
Next up: Great Floridian Tri in October!
Ready to go!
with Jill Bowers
James Mayer and I, Series winner
First hill
At the finish

Amy and Rob
Podium time!
Hammermobile!