Monday, August 27, 2012

Sex Missile Mama: A Few Pix from IMC 2012

Trying to download race updates in the hills outside Penticton killed my phone battery, but before it quit I got a few snaps of AO (aka “Sex Missile Mama” according to the rest of Team Black Velvet) tearing up the race course, not to mention the cheering entourage.

From all of us congratulations Ann!

photos: IMC 2012 Pix

Monday, August 13, 2012

Apple Triathlon Kelowna: Follow the Apple Triathlon Live

Apple Triathlon Kelowna: Follow the Apple Triathlon Live: Technology meets the 2012 Kelowna Apple Triathlon! Now you can follow the race live on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19. Kelown…

Yours truly will be doing the International Tri on Sunday so follow along!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bad news for fans of Ironman Canada

Graham Fraser is a great race director, and losing him at the helm of IMC can’t be good news. Scary to think the race may be even bigger, already 1000+ more starters on the same course I first did in 1990.

Adieu Graham and thanks!

Bad news for fans of Ironman Canada

Sunday, August 5, 2012

How I spent my Sunday: Making Shoes

So not my normal weekend activity, but yesterday I made my pair P1 try at lightweight running shoes and today P2, which came out not too badly.


P2’s are made out of a smooth mountain bike tire and I used paracord for the lacing. P1 I went classic with the laces (yellow waxed hockey laces) and used a more gnarly treaded MTB tire. I intend to use those hiking when we’re out in BC mid month.

Wore the P1’s around town yesterday and took a short jog in the P2’s today. The only downside of using bike tires is they are a bit curved, which is not a problem when standing (and hugs the feet) but means when you walk around the occasionally sound like whoopee cushions. The P1’s aren’t real comfortable on smooth surfaces, but I think will hook up nicely on the BC desert sand.

Say what you will but current trendy minimalist shoes are $100 and mine cost < $1. So if anyone wants to do some cobbler-ing let me know! I'm going to keep me eye out and try to scrounge some other sole materials, something thin which lies flat.



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

internal monologue #xkcd

A nickel for every time I’ve had this conversation.