Category Archives: Tri gear

Oh No, Water Row!

As you’ve probably heard through the grapevine (and by that I mean Daughter #1’s Facebook postings and text messages), Skerritt and I took a tumble yesterday. Yes, it was of the high-speed, clipped in variety. Yes, I am fine. Yes, … 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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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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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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…And We’re Off!

What does one bring to a Half Ironman? A lot, that’s what! The minivan rolls in seven or so hours and here’s everything that’ll be in it…well, almost everything; you will note that Maverick the Cannondale isn’t splayed out on … Continue reading

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True Blue

Picasso had his Blue Period. Now I’m having mine.  OK, so that probably leaves the vast majority of you scratching your heads, wondering (for the umpteenth time) what the heck I am talking about. As usual, please allow me to explain … Continue reading

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