(One of several giant shark sculptures in Port Aransas, TX)
On this episode of ZenTri, we interview Rob Goldman about the Ironman trademark. Find out what counts as infringement, what doesn't, and everything in between.
After that, we have lots of audio from our surfing trip to Port Aransas, TX. "Port A" is a great little surf town on a coastal island, full of outdoor fun.
(Kai standing up on a surfboard for the first time.)
I should also note that we took delivery of our new Suunto Ambit 2 S. We are going to have Emily use this one for her training for the Austin 70.3. I'll use a regular Suunto Ambit 2 for my own events. Lots of great gadget testing to come!
(The red matches her bike, which is apparently very important.)
Back to Port A, you can't go long without noticing everybody is driving golf carts to get around the island. We eventually had to rent one ourselves.
(Skizzle on the rizzle, yo.)
And it wasn't long until we found ourselves in a headwind, which makes all the aero position training come in handy.
Texas Beaches are a little unusual in that you can drive down most of them. You pull up your car to where you want to surf/swim and have at it. Also, Texas beaches are some of the cleanest in the USA. Oddly, California beaches have far more contamination. I believe it has to do with the fact that you can't build or live too close to a Texas beach without Mother Nature shoving a Cat 5 hurricane down your throat in no time flat.
And for the gratuitous family beach shot, here's photographic evidence of just how much I improved my family's gene pool by convincing Emily to marry me. I know this because my parents remind me frequently.
Ok, on to some triathlon stuff! Here's a couple of screen shots of my surfing sessions as recorded by GPS on my Suunto Ambit.
You can tell where I caught a wave to ride it in, then paddled back out again. The line is colored by speed. All this was done in Movescount's "surfing" mode. Pretty cool!
That's it for now, more later. Much more!