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Tuesday
Oct112005

Clif Bar and South Padre Triathlon Race Review

I've gotten my hands on some audio from a triathlon at South Padre Island this weekend and will be putting out a show with it either tonight or tomorrow. Also, I'll talk about early morning pre-run nutrition and Clif Bars. Talk to you later!

Sunday
Oct092005

Mixed Salad

Cody and I go for a run during this podcast after a call-in from the infamous Tri-Borg5000. Personally, I don't recommend eating any race officials. Not too tasty in my experience. I discuss cycling transportation, beanie hats, podcasts, adventure racing, and much more while Cody tries to drag me through the woods on a mixed-surface run. I forgot to mention the link to K. Todd Storch's website - www.businessthoughtsblog.com. Kevin's wild adventure race review is on my forum at http://triathlon.blankner.com/forum/phpbbdownload/viewtopic.php?t=685. Also, Kevin asked me to mention the sponsors of his adventure racing team, so here's the list - Honey Stinger Gel and http://www.isoactive.com. I have used honey off and on as fuel gel and it is fantastic. Some fastfood joints have honey in single serving packets for free next to the ketchup and other condiments. I've been known to walk out of Whataburger with my pockets stuffed with honey packets.

Beanies are by far my favorite cold weather gear item. They're wonderfully useful and pack up tiny so you can just put them in a pocket when you've warmed up. Road Runner Sports is giving away a free beanie with any order (club members only) until October 31. Also, I talk about how merino wool is by far the best cold and/or wet weather performance fabric. Warm, breathable, water repellant, lightweight... you just can't beat it unless you're in a downpour. Find out more at www.smartwool.com or just ask your friends.

Thursday
Oct062005

Lance Video

Just in case you didn't get the podcast and you want to see the video of Lance speaking to the crowd, here it is. He talks about his kids, not doing another Tour, fighting cancer, and what he really likes about Austin. It's about 3.5 minutes long and is in Quicktime format.

Tuesday
Oct042005

Just another day in Paradise (Austin, TX)




This podcast covers our trip to Austin for a swim in Barton Springs, a visit with a bike store to see what's new in Triathlon, and the free Lance Armstrong/Cheryl Crow concert. I talk about all this while trying to go on a trail run, only to discover every tire on the baby jogger has gone flat. Hilarity ensues. Not.

The swim was really cold, but perfect to cool off a sweltering Texas day. We then hit Bicycle Sports, a great bike shop and I talked "shop" with one of the employees and got a look at what is new (and not) in the industry. Interbike has just wrapped up, which is loaded with biking goodness. Here's a link to the best of Interbike.

The concert was great. It was really for families, cycling fans, and cancer survivors. just an amazing experience all the way around. Definitely watch the video from my previous post if you can.

Lastly, Kai and I were going for a trail run and we got flats on all of the jogger's tires. We make a trip to the local bike shop to get fixed so he can still go running with me, but it still cuts our run short by half. Just one of the hundreds of reasons I'll never be a great triathlete, but still a darn good dad. He loved the run in the woods, by the way. ;)

Sunday
Oct022005

Lance thanks Austin

We're sitting in the field where Cheryl Crow is putting on a free
concert along with Lance Armstrong to thank Austin for all the support
the City has given him over the years. Almost everybody has something
yellow on. This might be the only concert where it's ok to wear a
cycling jersey. Kai has on a minature yellow Discovery team jersey on.
Lance will be doing some presenting and the mayor will speak as well.
I'm taking lots of video, audio, and pics to share in future podcasts.
Adios!
--thirdcoast