We had a great Tri Swap this year, thank you; Everesting Challenge record times continue to drop; AZ 70.3 is coming up this weekend; Tri Town will be closed on Oct. 10th & 12th; DOI allows e-bikes to be treated like regular bicycles.
Thank you to everyone who supported and shopped at the Tri Swap this year. The event was a great success, in no small part due to your support. I believe the success of the Swap has to do with its ability to create a win-win-win scenario: it's a good sale for Tri Town, the clients selling gear, and the clients looking to purchase gear. My team and I look forward to hosting the event again next season.
Weekend Race Report:
The men's Everesting record has officially dropped below 7 hours. I've noticed some trends required to set a record-breaking Everesting time:
- Steep, straight, and short segments (15% - 22% slope typically under 1 mile long).
- Big power (4w/kg+ for 7hrs seems to be necessary).
- Light weight rider and equipment.
- Excellent team support.
Events We're Looking Forward To:
Arizona 70.3 is slated for next weekend in Tempe, AZ. This will be the first official 70.3 on US soil in 2020.
- The shop will be closed this Saturday, October 10th through Monday, October 12th for a company training and retreat weekend. We'll be back to normal hours on Tuesday, October 13th.
- If you listed items at the shop, we ask that you pick up any unsold items this week. Call or stop by with your ticket numbers to identify which items sold.
Good news for e-bike users: the Department of the Interior officially approves land managers to regulate pedal-assist e-bikes the same as traditional bikes on non-motorized public lands. Due to developments in battery technology and general consumer perspective, e-bikes have finally gained traction in the United States. Pedal-assist e-bikes allow riders to cover more ground than they would on a traditional bike. This is especially helpful for developing riders and older riders.
Speaking of e-bikes: we have both road and cruiser style e-bikes on sale.
Quote that Struck a Chord:
“Be the person you needed when you were younger.” – Ayesha Siddiqi
If You Have A Moment to Spare:
Professional Australian cyclist Adam Hansen is leaving the pro peloton to focus on professional Ironman racing. Adam started his career as a triathlete, and took up road racing to improve his cycling ability. He is known for taking risks with his cycling tech and equipment, and is often at the leading edge of innovation in the pro peloton. I'm excited to see what he brings to Ironman with his cycling ability and out-of-the-box thinking.
Have a great week!
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