Monday, April 13, 2009

Triathletes Gone Wild

Instead of driving someplace warm to drink cocktails and dance to top 40 with bikini clad undergrads I settled for 50 degree temps and down time. I commemorated this holy week with long training hours, movie watching and relaxing.

Highlights included

South Park’s Fish Stick’s Episode

“I Love you Man”

Multiple Single-track adventures with friends

A trip to the Dentist for the first time since 2002

As good Friday approached I wanted to celebrate with a transformation of my own. After careful consideration I decided to pursue getting dropped countless times on the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Wednesday Night Hammer Fest. On a fixed gear? The idea of pushing a single gear seemed appealing but I imagined the multiple rider pile ups similar to those in the Arenberg Forest caused by my forgetting an inability to coast.

I made a trip to Team Active on Saturday to help with the Linear Park Cleanup and pick up the necessary accessories for the above mentioned project.

On Sunday I resurrected some scrap parts, combined them with my new Ultegra shifters and came up with this.

Next up is two laps around the Devil's Soup Bowl. Stay tuned for Monday's race report.

love dan


darius said...

Sounds like fun, Totes Magotes.

the original big ring said...

triathletes gone wild? is that when triathletes get all drunked up and show everyone their ironman tattoos?

show us your boobs!

Andrea said...


I know you don't know who I am, but I recently started a Web site, Each month, I feature a different Michigan racer's blog, and with your permission, I'd like to feature yours next. It consists of a screen shot, a link and a brief blurb about the blog.

I think your blog is very entertaining so I thought it would be a good one to feature. I didn't know how to get a hold of you other than leaving a comment. Would you mind e-mailing me at if you think it's okay for us to feature your blog? Thanks!