The Tri Town Times: 4/8/24

The Tri Town Times: 4/8/24

Busy weekend of racing; an article on specialization; what to do with mistakes.

Hi all,


Here is your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:



Last week's highlights:

- Taylor Knibb and Lionel Sanders won 70.3 Oceanside and thus lead the new Ironman Pro Series. Local pro Danielle Lewis took 5th overall. The Ironman Pro Series is designed to be an alternative to the PTO's T100 Triathlon World Tour.

- Some of the world's best riders were seriously injured after a high speed decent on Stage 4 at the Tour of the Basque Country. Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel, and Primož Roglič were just a few of the high profile who had to abandon the race.

- The reigning world champions won Paris-Roubaix over the weekend, with Lotte Kopecky winning a 5-woman sprint finish and Mathieu van der Poel dominating the race with a 60km solo breakaway.


Events I'm looking forward to:

- The Bengal Tri is this weekend in Pocatello.

- The Race to Robie Creek is next Saturday.


Training thoughts and updates:

We love the stories of those people that specialize very young, like Tiger Woods, because it’s so unique,” he (Olav Aleksander Bu) says. “But in fact most of the people who become the best in the world, whether it’s business or sports, have a varied background and specialization comes later.”


An intriguing article from Triathlete on the non-linear approach to modern triathlon success.


Quote that struck a chord:

"In well-led teams, a climate of openness could make it easier to report and discuss errors—compared to teams with poor relationships or with punitive leaders. The good teams, according to this interpretation, don't make more mistakes, they report more." Harvard professor Amy C Edmondson.


Great athletes, much like exceptional leaders, understand that mistakes are inevitable. While we may not always avoid errors, we can always learn from and acknowledge them. Through mistakes, we grow and come to understand most clearly that the world has changed, necessitating a new approach. While success is satisfying, it only reinforces that which we already know. Therefore, the seeds of future failure can be sown in success.


If you have a moment to spare:

- The world's "Hardest Geezer" runs the length of Africa, and drops this quote after finding blood and protein in his urine partway through the arduous challenge: "I took a couple of days to get some scans. No bone damage so figured the only option left was to stop mincing about like a little weasel, get the strongest painkillers available and zombie stomp road again."

- Local cyclists and athletes: Consider completing the Regional Safety Action Plan survey sent out by COMPASS (Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho). COMPASS is taking steps to improve transportation safety across our region.

- Nationwide cyclists and athletes: Consider submitting a comment to the US Dept of Transportation in support of improved road safety across the United States.



Have a great week!


Antonio Gonzalez

Tri Town Bicycles


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