Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Subtle clues you might be in the home of a triathlete

Triathletes are an understated, quiet, and reserved group (hahaHAHAHA!!). Thus, it can be very difficult to determine if you are in the home of a fellow triathlete, where it is safe to bring up such topics as chamois butter, goggle fit, or the controversial issue of electrolytes. Here are just a few clues to help with that determination.

large collections of running caps and swimsuits 

unusual items plugged into a computer like goggles (iPod affixed)

hoarded nut butters and special powders

rolling devices of all sizes and shapes, magic healing gels, special water bottles

bike as furniture

large random numbers, found hung together in no obvious order

running shoes. and more running shoes.

wheels in odd locations

Any other clues?


  1. AHAHAHAHA!!!!! Love it!!

    We are not the least bit competitive either. I suddenly feel a deep sense of shame that my gear is not organized anywhere near this well. I just have bags. Swim bag, bike bag, run bag, shower bag, clothing bag, shoe bag... I think you get the point. I am up to my eyeballs in bags (no pun intended).

    Great post. Lots of fun!

  2. Thanks for the triathlete tour. You guys are at a level of "epic" all your own. Special powders? That's sooo mysterious. Ooo. Ahhh!!!

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  4. lol. this is great and true. by week's end it looks like 3 different people live out of my car.. a runner, biker, swimmer, and possibly a 4th electronic gadget geek. i have bags to carry my bags. i have 6 different pair of gloves with me all of which i've used very recently... cold weather driving gloves, ski gloves for really cold bike rides, running gloves, weightlifting gloves, cold-ish weather bike gloves, & warm weather bike gloves! and oh the hats and bandannas.