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London 2012 Olympics odds, ends, and fun leftovers

Our stay in London was fairly short – only four days.  But we still got to see a lot during that time.  Including both the men’s and women’s triathlon – as well as the women’s marathon.  But we did get … Read More Here

My Spectator Report: London 2012 Olympics – Men’s Triathlon

Going into this morning, we knew the crowds would be big.  Really more like huge.  Gigantic even.  The media had warned how packed the Hyde Park venue and surrounding areas would be with the Brownlee brothers competing for another Team … Read More Here

My Spectator Report: London 2012 Olympics–Women’s Marathon

Unlike our attendance at the Women’s Triathlon the day prior, we didn’t have any tickets to the Women’s Marathon.  Instead, we’d just join a million or so others that would simply find a spot on the course and enjoy a … Read More Here

Photo of the day: Upside-down Garmin on a Olympic time-trial bike

On Wednesday, while watching the Women’s Olympic time-trial event, I saw a tweet from the guys over at NY Velocity noting that Britain’s 2008 Olympic Silver medalist Emma Pooley had her Garmin Edge 500 oriented in a rather peculiar position.  … Read More Here

Paratriathletes are real athletes too, and how you can help them before this weekend

Over the past few days you may have seen some rumblings around an upcoming vote in Guangzhou, China this weekend that will decide whether or not to allow the sport of triathlon into the Paralympics.  As you probably know, triathlon … Read More Here

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 5 (The final day)

Our last day started much like the previous day – on the slopes of Whistler at Creekside checking out the Super-G, this time though it would be the women we’d be watching.  The crowds came out in full force for … Read More Here

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 4

Day 4 started early, way early.  That’s because we had to make the 2-3 hour trek north up to Whistler, from Vancouver.  The trick is that in order to get to Whistler you have to have a valid permit to … Read More Here

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 3

We heard the news late the day before, and worked for about a day and a half to see what our alternative options were.  What news you ask?  Well, due to the lack of snow at the Winter Olympics, the … Read More Here

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 2

After the previous night’s medal ceremonies followed by wandering around town, we were all a bit happy to sleep in some.  Around mid-morning I went out for an 8 mile run, and then afterwards went to pick-up The Girl from … Read More Here

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 1

We got up fairly early on our first day up here in Vancouver…as in 4:30AM early.  This was to allow enough time to catch our 6:06AM bus departure from the Vancouver area up to the Whistler area for the 10:30AM … Read More Here