Posts in the "Ironman" Category

  • May 1, 2002 (pre trip) Took the run-trike out for a good test today. A 60 minute run to test the new fangled steering thing-a-ma-jig. It works really slick if I do say so myself. I give the trike a shove with my left hand and I can run normally while holding the break-lever in […]

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  • April 30, 2002 (pre trip) More snow last night. You know, I’m realizing that it’s still real early in the Spring and I can’t be guaranteed even half decent weather on my route south. A conversation at the gym today hit home: Rod is on his way down to Moab in southern Utah to do […]

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  • April 28, 2002 (pre trip) Made some progress on the wonky steering problem I’ve been having with the trike. When I run, pushing the trike as a push cart, the front wheel wobbles around and small constant adjustments to the steering have to be made to keep the cart rolling straight. Until now, I had […]

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  • April 26, 2002 (pre trip) If April showers bring May flowers, what does April snow bring? Again, more snow last night. The roads were a mess this morning! Calgary is expecting a high of only -1 degrees Celsius (about 32 degrees F). Kind of puts a damper on the outside training. I’m feeling the brick […]

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  • April 25, 2002 (pre trip) oh oh… What have I gotten myself into? Today was the first training day that most mimics what I’ll be dealing with as far as work volume goes on the trip. A four hour bike ride followed by a 90 minute run. The cycling was easy – Three hours on […]

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  • April 24, 2002 (pre trip) It snowed again last night! My favorite local cycling road was coated in ice this morning. Worse than that, it was COVERED with fresh gravel! I have a four hour training ride scheduled for tomorrow, and I’m not looking forward to taking my Elite out onto marbles! I have decided […]

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  • April 23, 2002 (pre-trip) Ugh! Minus 6 degrees Celsius, snowing and blowing snow, roads are covered with ice. Jeese! you’d think it was the middle of winter, not the middle of SPRING. I was supposed to do a two hour bike ride after a solid 60 minute swim today. I wanted to ride the trike […]

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  • “That’s a crazy idea” – Greg‘s training buddy Greg B “Did I know you’re doing this on the trike? This is getting weird” – Greg‘s coach Steve P “Don’t forget to pick up Krista from Dance tonight” – Greg‘s wife Helen “Good idea, flying is expensive” – Greg’s friend John M “What’s a trike?” – […]

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  • click to see larger imageThe custom modified recumbent trike is made by Hase Spezialrader (from here on in referred to as “the machine”) The custom part is made by me in my shop. In order to run with the trike I needed to add a push bar. My unique solution is to fasten 2 telescopic […]

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  • Powered by groups.yahoo.com Following the same general proportions of the three Ironman events (swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run 26.2 miles), I plan to cycle a total of 800 miles, run 200 miles and swim around 10 miles from my cabin on Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana to the 2002 IRONMAN triathlon on […]

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  • Picture this: It was shortly before 7:00 am, and I’m standing on a baby powder beach with about 2000 rubbery looking tri-athletes jammed into a pen at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. It was a beautiful day. The sun was just rising into a clean blue sky. Not a breath of wind. All […]

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