Thursday, September 07, 2006

Boulder, Colorado---Imagine being able to train and compete like a professional. Starting now, eight ordinary people will get extraordinary training, equipment and coaching to compete like the professional Triathlete. is proud to announce the formation of Team raceAthlete in conjunction with CycleOps Power, Zipp Speed Weaponry, BMC Bicycles, D3 Multisport and Descente Athletic Apparel. Eight lucky age group athletes will showcase the improvements that can be achieved through world class equipment and training resources. This will give select age groupers the opportunity to compete like seasoned professional triathletes.

The chosen athletes will get state-of-the-art PowerTap SL’s by CycleOps Power to help them train and monitor their progress with ultimate power and efficiency.

Swiss based BMC bicycles will provide them with proven bicycle technology—the same TTO2 Time Machine ridden at the Tour de France.

Zipp Speed Weaponry will provide world class speed and aerodynamic wheels and components. These are the same wheels ridden by champion Triathletes like Peter Reid.

D3 Multisport will provide comprehensive coaching and training plans for the athletes to help them with expert advice and today’s most cutting edge training tools for peak performance.

Descente Athletic apparel will provide state of the art training and racing apparel to help propel the athletes to the winner’s circle.

Members of Team raceAthlete will compete in triathlon events all around the globe. Athletes will chronicle their journey from “ordinary to extraordinary” as they progress towards the ultimate Iron distance race! You can follow their progress on, as well as the athlete’s own popular endurance Blogs and Podcasts. is a one-stop source that spotlights top endurance sports writers, bloggers, and podcasters—all in a networked community for aspiring race athletes!

CycleOps Powertaps are provided by the Wisconsin-based Saris Cycling Group. The Saris Cycling Group is Saris Cycle Racks and CycleOps Power.(

Swiss based BMC ( builds bikes with style, passion and precision. Innovative design features, rigorous testing, and a long history of working with the World’s best athletes have resulted in truly unique bicycles. BMC sets new standards and continues to push the design and performance envelope year after year.

Zipp ( produces world class wheels that are tops in speed and aerodynamics. Zipp also provides unsurpassed component technology always on the cutting edge. Zipp builds the fastest wheels in the world as tested in Tour magazine, they were the first company to manufacture carbon cranks and the new vuka Aero bar already has a patent pending.

D3 Multisport ( utilizes the most current research and training techniques and combines them with race proven strategies to create the best possible training programs for any athletes.

Axcent Sports ( was formed to license and distribute Descente Athletic apparel in the United States for the sports categories of Cycle, Run and Fitness, among others.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

My favorite blog is One of the best things he does is post random links thoughout the week, so I though I would share some of my favorite links, that aren't on my sidebar.

NY Times Travel on Bike Tours in Wine Country - updated news on all cycling events

Great Forum - everything from BMX, triathlons, biking2work, jokes, ok you get the picture


Cool Custom Bikes - That I can't afford

Cool nonCustom Bikes that I can't afford

Cool Local Bike Manufacture - AND yes, sadly again I can't afford them either!

Awesome - environmental cylist, a very weird web-site, but very cool

My favorite band, my wife doesn't let me listen to because I get so pumped up!

My favorite band instead

Another great band that noone has heard of!

The ultimate band of all time that will never be removed from the top!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Sorry it's been so long since my last post! It has been really tough at work. Although I do have a goal of completing an Ironman, my career comes first. I have noticed a lot of triathletes hate their job, and "escape" by training and competing in triathlons. The exact opposite is true with me. I love my job, and just need to release a little stress before work and/or after work - and that is where by triathlon trianing comes in.

I had a great day on Friday, I was just biking along to work and noticed a group of 30 + cyclists. I stopped by and noticed it was bike2work friday. It's funny b/c all of my friends are impressed by me running or cycling to work. In reality, there are a lot of people out there that bike 2 work and have a lot longer to go than me. This one guy does 30 miles one-way, and even does it in the rain! Chattanooga really is very condusive for cycling and a lot of other outdoor sports.

I'm fixing to update my calendar on the side, I've been contemplating what my goals will be for next year, and that is why the long delay.