Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saturday Morning Tri Coffee Reads - Daylight Savings Edition


Nutrition, Health, Wellness

    • Rob Urbach - Competitor Radio, February 28, 2013. USA Triathlon's CEO Rob Urbach was recently interviewed on Competitor Radio. Hear his vision for the sport - for youth, age-groupers, paratriathletes, and pros. You can also watch his keynote address at the recent Triathlon Business International Conference. This video is long (about an hour) but he includes a lot of video clips and gives a great overview of the state of the sport now and moving forward.

    • NFL wide receiver Hines Ward is training for Kona! I didn't know anything about him (or football in general) and was initially not that excited, but watching this promo video he seems like a really humble and focused guy. I love the scene of him falling over trying to clip in on his bike -- he's not that different from the rest of us (other than NOT having to qualify for Kona and having elite coaches)  Here's the first of the series of video shorts:

    • Here's the Real Cost of Owning a Bike by Matthew Amster-Burton for Business Insider, March 6, 2013. "Riding a bike is literally an order of magnitude cheaper [than owning a car]." 
    • A Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly Bike Maintenance Checklist by Edmund Burke for Your bike is probably due for a good going-over and some maintenance/part replacements. I just had about everything replaceable replaced on mine....not cheap, but hopefully good insurance (and still cheaper than a car; see link above!)
    • Washing State Rep. Ed Orcutt Says Bike Riders Pollute The Environment, Should be Taxed by Hunter Stewart, Huffington Post, March 4, 2013. You may have seen this bit where he wrote to a bike shop owner that because bike riders have an

      "increased heart rate and respiration, the act of riding a bike "results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride."

      He has since admitted it was not a wise point to make. Especially in writing...geez!

    I'm starting to wrap my head around the idea of jumping in a lake for my first race in less than two months. It's hard to think about when we still have freezing temps. This video made me feel a little better:

     I totally agree with this!!!

     I'm a sucker for a cute kid picture!

     Creepy, eh?

     Mmmmmm. Okay, maybe not.