Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Old School Triathlon

Don't worry, I'm not going to subject you to yet another rant of mine about how triathlon, especially long course, is the whitest, richest, most privileged, expensive, snobbiest excuse for a sport this side of golf. No, no, I'm not going to do that.

I'm just going to say, this year, for my two Corvallis Triathlons that will be part of EPIC, The Beaver Freezer and Heart of the Valley, I'm going totally OLD SCHOOL.

-That means my Kona mt. bike on the bike leg.
-My running shoes on the pedals - no bike shoes.
-Regular old laces in the shoes - no speed laces.
-Helmet? Four years old and totally non-aerodynamic.
-Wetsuit? Swim Skin? Get real.
-Shirt? Cotton.
-Goggles? Well, the strap broke, but I tied a good knot in it.

And anyone that gets in my way on the running leg in minimalist running shoes, or God forbid, barefoot, I'm gonna kick them right in the ass. With my Nike Air Max Motos. With the big cushioning.

Join me and FIGHT THE POWER!

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