Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, we have not just a season but a theme. Over years of being the Frazz creator and the VeloNews Cartoonist and the Inside Triathlon and Triathlete columnist and now Trizophrenia author and blogger, I've made some awesome friends who happen to direct equally awesome events, and evidently bamboozled them into believing I'm interesting enough to invite to their races. I'll list the events, and you can try and find the pattern:
April 10-11: Swim F.A.S.T. Escape Your Limitations, San Francisco. Saturday, swim Alcatraz to San Francisco; Sunday, swim across the Golden Gate.
July 9-11: Musselman, Geneva, NY. Saturday, Mini-Mussel sprint triathlon; Sunday, Musselman half-iron. (And most likely the Micro-Mussel on Friday, but that screws up the pattern.)
Aug. 14-15: Luray Triathlon, Luray, Va. International/Olympic-distance triathlon Saturday, sprint triathlon Sunday.
Sept. 18-19: Savageman, Deep Creek Lake, Md. International/Olympic distance triathlon Saturday, half-iron Sunday.
Actually, there are several common threads. One, of course, is awesomeness. Another is beautiful, challenging venues. But I believe we're going to have to dub my 2010 season The Year of the Double. (And I'm going to throw the June 7 Hawk Island Triathlon here in Lansing, Mich., onto that list, too. Because I can, because I should, and because I'll be racing and helping promote it, which sure feels like doubling up.)
Damn, life is good. And that's worth repeating.
Posted by Jef Mallett at 11:14 AM