The Tri Town Times: 6/14/21

The Tri Town Times: 6/14/21

Q/A w/ Jocelyn McCauley and Cody Beals; USA Olympic triathlon team announced; Allistair Brownless disqualified from Olympics for 'ducking' an opponent, improved bike lanes for Boise.

Hi all,
The Tri Town Crew and HED Wheels will be hosting a pro panel discussion with professional triathletes Cody Beals and Jocelyn McCauley this Thursday, June 17th from 7pm-8pm at Tri Town. Join us for an Ironman-focused discussion on training, racing, nutrition, and living the pro triathlon life. Send me, or better yet bring your questions for these refreshingly transparent athletes.
We have limited seating, please RSVP by responding to this email.
Here is your weekly and TT Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:

- 70.3 Eagleman was held yesterday in Cambridge, Maryland. This was the first time in 10+ years the race did not host a pro field.

- The qualifying process for the Olympic Triathlon event is now closed, with USA Triathlon scheduled to announce the Olympic Team for men, women, and the new mixed relay team this Wednesday on their Facebook page. The somewhat confusing qualification process is explained well here.

- 2x Olympic Champion Allistair Brownlee was disqualified for 'ducking' an opponent during an Olympic qualifying event. Allistair, who won Olympic gold in 2016 and 2012, will not be competing in this year's Olympic triathlon.

- Not really a race, but ridiculously impressive: James Lawrence, the self-described "Iron Cowboy", completed 100 full distance triathlons in 100 days. Expanding upon while also simplifying the feat compared to his last "50 full distance triathlons in 50 days in 50 states", this time James used a local pool and a set course near his house in Lindon, Utah.

Events I'm looking forward to:

- We have a free flat tire changing clinic this Wednesday, June 16th at 6pm at Tri Town. Only a couple slots are remaining. Please RSVP by responding to this email.

- Team MPI's Open Water Swim Clinic is this Saturday, June 19th at 8am. Details and RSVP here.

- 70.3 Des Moines, Iowa is this Sunday.

- A big group of local athletes will be competing in Ironman Coeur d'Alene on Sunday, June 27th.

Quote that struck a chord:
For many athletes, the hardest part of competition is knowing the fruits of your labor will be exposed for all to see. Your performance, regardless of what challenges or difficulties you overcame to achieve them, will be subject to review, praise, or criticism from all who care to comment. Theodore Roosevelt famously reminded us that it is the "Man in the Arena" who ultimately finds high achievement, not the critic. And more recently, the Serena Williams gave an honest explanation on how she deals with media scrutiny:
"For me, personally, 'how I deal with it' was that I know every single person asking me a question can't play as well as I can and never will. So, no matter what you say or what you write, you'll never light a candle to me."
If you have a moment to spare:
Good news for local bicycle commuters and the Boise community.
Have a great week!
Antonio Gonzalez
Tri Town Bicycles
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