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Month: August 2015

10 Tips for Riding in the Rain

10 Tips for Riding in the Rain

This past Sunday, a small group of us had planned to go down to Augusta to ride the course. It was to be just another training day until the weather changed in hours and chances of rain went from 30% to 80%!! None of us were too thrilled about the rain, but since we had driven down (2.5hrs each way) and since race day weather might throw anything at us, we decided to go ahead with the ride even though…

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Five Things I did this summer

Five Things I did this summer

It’s always fun to look back and see what we did over summer!  I had a wonderful family vacation doing the grand circle mini tour (national parks in Arizona and Utah) to kick off summer. This is our second vacation around national parks after our Yosemite trip last September. LOVE the national parks and can’t wait for our next trip!  2. I trained for my Ironman 70.3 Augusta. And rode my bike. A LOT! I have gone from hyperventilating about the…

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Raffle: Win a Garmin 920XT w/HRM

Raffle: Win a Garmin 920XT w/HRM

You know I’m a gear junkie and my friend Laurie is hosting a raffle benefiting the Scott Rigsby Foundation. You can win a Garmin 920XT !! The Garmin 920XT with heart rate monitor retails for $499. To see the full functions and features of this watch, check this out DC Rainmaker’s in-depth review. Tickets are $35.00 each or 3 for $100 Make your donation directly to Laurie’s fundraising page and put “raffle” in the notes. Raffle will be done officially on…

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So you want to use Racing Wheels?

So you want to use Racing Wheels?

Last week All3Sports let me try out some speedy wheels and I feel in love. I want to share what I learnt about wheels and hopefully this will answer questions that other newbies have about race wheels. Why should I get racing wheels? Race wheels or carbon wheels are lighter and more aerodynamic. They also offer a much smoother ride.    I have tried them out on a 25 mile ride and a 50 mile ride, both hilly options. 5…

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5 weeks to Ironman 70.3 Augusta – Positive Reinforcement

5 weeks to Ironman 70.3 Augusta – Positive Reinforcement

On Friday, I joined the linkup for “Where do you see yourself in 5 years“? There’s a more imperative and pressing question that I have to face instead. Where do I see myself in 5 WEEKS? 5 WEEKS. How in the world did the timeline shrink to 5 weeks??   Where?  In 5 weeks time, I will be in Augusta, GA.  What? – I will be lined up on the dock, ready to go – either unbearably nervous or unbelievably…

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I love making plans, long term plans. For someone who is very detail oriented in her real life job, I do a of long term planning otherwise! What races will I run, what places shall we visit, what big ticket items are we buying and saving for, …  Family – I’ll officially have one teenager and one tween. Help! I assume Mr. FauxTriathlete will be just as busy in 5 years as he is now but hopefully we can add in…

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Train Hard, Party Hard – Crazy Hat Day with TriGeeks

Train Hard, Party Hard – Crazy Hat Day with TriGeeks

This summer, I started riding with a group of people called the “Tri Geeks”. I knew I was going to be the slowest person, but I was also desperate for bike handling skills and hills, so I went to the first ride about 2-3 months ago a tad nervous. The group was awesome and made sure that someone stayed with me for the first couple of times until I knew the route. I spent a lot of time huffing and…

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