Category Archives: Maverick the Second

Tabula Rasa for Season Three

As I write this, America’s Sister Golden Hair is running through my head; lately I’ve been one poor correspondent. Sorry about that. Silver lining: America has finally given Barry White the boot. (Hang with me a bit and that sentence … Continue reading

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Farewell Maverick?

It seemed silly to schedule a bike fitting at Husam Sahin’s boutique shop in Concord, Mass. After all, I already possessed the perfect bike— a 54 cm Cannondale SIX. The SIX streaks across the frame as if the bike smeared … Continue reading

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Lobsterman, Redux

Lobsterman 2011 is officially in the books. My second serving of Tri-Maine’s crazy course was just as yummy as the first. At last year’s Lobsterman, I was giddy and terrified to be “stepping up” to the Olympic distance; at that … Continue reading

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Do I Dare to *Not* Compare?

Gas-station prices. Job offers. The Red Sox/Yankees rivalry circa 2004 versus 2011. We humans love to compare. Triathletes get all sorts of opportunities to flex our comparative muscles. We compare training plans and racing calendars. We compare our performances race … Continue reading

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Open Letter of Apology to My Aerobars

Oh, aerobars of mine, will you ever forgive me? You caught me red-handed, shopping for your replacement this weekend. I am so very ashamed. The snake that led me astray is a vision of beauty called the Vision Aero Drink … Continue reading

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Mav to Meet I-89 :)

Friday I took PTO from Cisco to head way, way north to Burlington, Vermont to do course reconnaissance for the fast-approaching USA Age Group National Championships. I remain both giddy and terrified to have qualified for and be competing in … Continue reading

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Just One Word for ACK: “Accck!”

I nearly nixed the Nantucket Triathlon when—ten short days pre-race—the board of selectmen moved the approved-in-December start from 8 am to 12:30 pm. My reasons were four-fold: first, a post-lunch race sounded like a serious slice of hell to this early … Continue reading

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