Rev 3 Maine – My First Tri

August 29th, 2012

Sometimes you read a book or see a move and it just clicks with you. It helps cut through the clutter of your daily routine and crystallizes your views in a way that you hadn’t been able to do on your own. For me, that movie was Zombieland. Beyond the post-apocalyptic, undead-rule-the-world story line, one of the themes in Zombieland is that your life can be guided by a few simple rules. These rules help you remember what’s important and keep you focused on your priorities.

Rule #8 – Get a kick ass partner.

Why settle for second best? Get a partner who can support you, work with you, inspires you and can cover your back. Cute is good too. Check. Veronica’s been competing in triathlons for a half a dozen years. When we found out that Revolution 3 was running a triathlon through our home town, we knew we had to compete. Unfortunately Rev3 scheduled the tri for the weekend after Veronica’s first full week of school. This meant that we would have to fly in, race and fly out in less time than it takes bread to get stale. With a schedule this tight, the stress that comes from juggling family visits, and the shear effort of a 7 hour race, we decided that instead of Veronica doing the whole event, we would do it as a relay. She would swim the 1.2 miles; I would bike 56 miles and she would finish up with the 13.1 mile run.



A Family Affair – Rev3 Maine

August 29th, 2012

When Rev3 announced last year that they were adding a new venue in Maine, I knew as soon as I looked at the course, that I had to do it.



Blizzard 2010

March 20th, 2011

Go to Maine – get snow.  We were in Maine for Christmas and got caught by the big blizzard.  When on vacation we try very hard to go with the flow, so instead of stressing over cancelled flights, we looked at the storm as an opportunity to spend a couple of more days with family.

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A Weekend in Maine

February 16th, 2008

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While Thom was enjoying a warm weekend in California and going mountain biking, I was freezing in Maine. (more…)


Bikes and Boats in Maine

July 20th, 2007

We went to Maine to visit with family and took the mountain bikes with us. We weren’t too sure what sort of riding we would find, but we stumbled on to Southern Maine’s mountain biking mecca. We also took a boat tour to see puffins nesting off the coast. (more…)

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