Posts in the "The Triathlon Tour" Category

  • May 11, 2002 (pre trip) When I was being interviewed by SlowTwitch.com (an online triathlon magazine) on Friday, I was asked the question “what will you do next to top this?”. I realized that this trip is really just a warm up for the original idea – the ‘pure’ triathlon cross country trip. The idea […]

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  • May 9, 2002 (pre trip) Whew! Another LOOONG day. Big Brick. I started with my FAVORITE 5-hour bike ride this morning – West to Highway 22, then West again on highway 66 into the mountains in Kananaskis country. “Greg, please tell us why you love that ride so. Is it because of the beautiful mountain […]

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  • May 7, 2002 (pre trip) Currently my weekly training hours are at around 15 to 20 hours which I think is fairly typical for Ironman distance triathlon training. For the two weeks following May 18 while I am ‘triathling’ my way south to Provo, I’ll be putting in 6 to 8 hours per day for […]

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  • May 6, 2002 (pre trip) Calgary’s record single day snow fall was 48 cm on May 6, 1983 – the exact same day as our record single day snow fall for this year. Each day of poor weather is adding another fleece item to my packing list. Me going: “yikes! I leave in 12 days!” […]

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  • May 5, 2002 (pre trip) Only 13 more days until I leave and it’s snowing again. One of the great advantages to riding the trike is it’s stability in poor weather. I can ride through gravel, ice, snow, slush and over the odd beer can and never worry about crashing. I flipped it once by […]

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  • May 3, 2002 (pre trip) I wanted to put a couple of hours on the trike this morning after yesterdays long ride on the Elite, but mother nature had a special treat in store for me this morning. It was F-F-F-F-F-Friggin F-F-F-F-F-F-Cold man. Minus 14 degrees C (7 degrees F) with fresh snow and the […]

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  • May 2, 2002 (pre trip) Finally a warm day. Well, relatively warm. But still windy as all hell. Calgary might not be the ideal training city. We complain about the weather mostly. In the spring when it isn’t snowing it’s friggin windy. In the summer when it isn’t snowing it’s friggin windy. In the fall […]

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  • 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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