Image: The annual Tri Swap is Oct 1st and 2nd.
This weekend is our annual Tri Swap, and this week is your opportunity to drop off gently used gear to sell at the event. With the help of athletes like you, the Swap has helped thousands of new athletes discover the joy of swimming, biking, and running. The swap is not limited to just triathlon gear, and will have a broad selection of mountain, gravel, road, and more equipment on sale.
The Swap starts at 10am on Saturday morning. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!
Here is your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:
- Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten won the women's World Road Championships in Australia. Fracturing her elbow earlier in the week did not stop van Vleuten from taking the win, capping an amazing year that includes wins at the Giro d'Italia Donne and the Tour de France Femmes. Van Vleuten plans on retiring at the end of the 2023 season.
- Belgian cyclist Remco Evenepoel won the men's World Road Championships, just two weeks after winning the Vuelta a Espana. Remco, who transitioned to cycling from soccer, is the son of a professional cyclist and a rising talent in the pro ranks at just 22 years old.
Events I'm looking forward to:
- The Ironman World Championships is heading back to the Big Island after two years away. The race will be contested on two separate days, with the women competing on Thursday, October 6th, and the men on Saturday, October 8th.
- Italian Filippo Ganna, a great time trialist of this generation, will attempt the Hour Record on October 8th at the Tissot Velodrome in Switzerland. The record was just set on August 18th at the same velodrome by Dan Bigham of the UK, and currently sits at 55.5km (34.48 miles).
Gear that caught my attention:
HED just launched a 180mm deep carbon-faired rear wheel that for all practical reasons is a disc wheel, but should skirt the no-disc rear wheel rule at Ironman Hawaii.
Quote that struck a chord:
"Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it." - Madeleine L'Engle
In other words, inspiration is not something that happens to you, it is something you create by taking action.
Train smart, and have a great week!
Tri Town Bicycles
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