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Old 11-24-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Riding motorcycle support for a triathlon

All I can say is that over the day I burned fewer calories and moved a lot faster.....


The event ended here, but this is where my day started


Along with a few other non-human powered riders


As in, not riding one of these human powered things


Anyway in this tri you had to swim 2.6 miles before you could ride one of the human powered things


That is, if you could still stand after the swim


Or, maybe sit before the ride


Then you had to outrun the bag lady, grab your riding gear and get to your bike


So you could bust your ass riding the next 112 miles


But many do find pleasure in this........


So moving on...


On human and otherwise powered bikes


To the bottle dance part of the triathlon


Ditto


Ditto


And again with the ditto...


Not to forget about the banana variant of the bottle dance


But back to the bottle dance...a parting shot


For there are many other things to watch and do at a tri


Like the Cheetahs gentleman, obviously a real sports fan


And, he who always smiles. Who while riding along is thinking to himself; pain is good, can I have some more?


Speaking of more, lunch time. Not exactly biker approved and no toys provided. But it was a very happy meal


But then I guess that it is all in your latitude


Please note: An image with an obligatory motorcycle was inserted here. This is In deference to fact that this is a motorcycle forum.


Now for de-bike-cation and then on to the 26.2 mile run.


This is just my theory on the smiley face. She is not smiling because she loves the pain. She's really smiling because she is out of the desert and back into shopping territory.


Or maybe she is smiling because the end is near

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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It can be great fun to be a race escort. Lots of tedious work as well.
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for Volunteering

I've been doing Triathlons since 1986 and none of it would have happened without superb volunteers so many many thanks for your support on your moto. Just recently joined the ranks of moto riders and am excited about this sport too. Also--superb shots from the tri. Any Iron distance race is very tough to put together and finding volunteers is critical--so again, thanks

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Old 11-24-2010, 07:52 PM   #4
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I've been doing Triathlons since 1986 and none of it would have happened without superb volunteers so many many thanks for your support on your moto. Just recently joined the ranks of moto riders and am excited about this sport too. Also--superb shots from the tri. Any Iron distance race is very tough to put together and finding volunteers is critical--so again, thanks

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Thanks Steve but it wasn't all an unselfish sacrifice of sleep, time and gas on my part. As a somewhat seasoned moto rider, it's my annual opportunity to speed around with total impunity.

Just kidding, it's great to be out there with the athletes and support staff. I hope the pics conveyed that.

Cheers,

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Old 11-25-2010, 09:31 PM   #5
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Have done a few things related. Very good for both parties.
Here's a pic from the '08 LOgan to Jackson Bike race (LoToJa), 203 miles, Photog on the back - good guy, paid for my fuel and a room for the night.

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Old 11-25-2010, 11:01 PM   #6
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Great pics!
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:38 PM   #7
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Got a chance to do that in Honolulu a few years ago...
Our Dangerous Curves Hawaii gals did the motorcycle escort and photog rides for the bikes...

Interesting lugging a 210 lb photog up a hill at 5 mph.."Can't you go any slower!" ...on a Harley Softail Deuce

It was fun, especially speeding back downtown for the next set of riders....
with the cops blocking traffic and waving at us to go faster
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:11 PM   #8
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Nice action pics! I'd love to do that (the moto escort that is )
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:45 PM   #9
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Nice action pics! I'd love to do that (the moto escort that is )
if you do you will be surprised at how fast those cyclists go down hill....stay outa the way or get on the gas!
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:51 AM   #10
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Good job ! I haven't done any of these , but years ago I would be the "lead m/c" for regional cross country meets . Had a lot of fun , first year I used a 125 enduro . No problem riding all over the golf course . A few years later the local coach called me in a panic , couldn't find anyone to do the job . It was a little more fun on wet grass with a passenger on my Z-1 900 Kawasaki !
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