Friday, March 14, 2008

Pics!





Um, yea, I really do need to lose weight. I guess that's why I didn't get upset when I was talking, post race, with my lovely bride TriSherpaDi and Green Eye'd Lady, explaining my claustrophobic wetsuit feelings, when my oh so wonderful wife-ee-poo turns her head off to the side and says,





wait for it


oh yea, she did


"lose weight".



If I'm lieing I'm crying.


Enjoy some shots she took of the Bigun at the most overpriced ripoff of a race there ever was. Click on them to enlarge.






trying to get my frozen feet in my bike shoes after my 4 min T1...






Click and you can see The.Dot.Bigun is in serious need of a Shave Rave (tm)!










Excel Man dismounting...yes, he does take off his parka for the run. I come in just a little bit behind him. Here you can see the two Tacboy and Bigun - approved dismount styles...








Excel Man finishes with a smile...little did he know he'd be going to Alcatraz!





I actually had both feet off the ground during the run for a change. And this was at the finish even!



20 comments:

left.right.repeat said...

Nah....no weightloss cause if you withered up like a raisin then you have to explain the.dot.bigun as no one would get it and anyway, then people would look at you funny when they read the title of your blog.

Clydesdales Rule!!! OK not really but it sounds good.

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

Great pictures, Sherpa Di!!! You rock. Oh, and so do you, Bigun! ;) Next time, if you notice I got my hair cut, I will give you top billing! LOL

Tri-Dummy said...

GREAT Pics. That helmet...I want one...don't know if I feel right about it though.

I'm not as fast as you.

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Great job man. Great post race report & pics too.

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow, that's blunt!! I love a woman that gets straight to the point!!

excel man said...

In addition to the parka I should have been wearing vapor barrier boots, trigger finger mittens, and a balaclava. I couldn't feel my feet until mile 3!

I'd also like to point out that the.bigun broke his rule regarding not riding in sub-60-degree weather by riding when it was about 45.

TriSherpa Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Okay - Bigun thinks he "outed" me. What I REALLY said but he didn't hear... is... "DON"T lose weight". Men. Selective hearing. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Ryan said...

Holy Moly! I haven't seen that much leg hair since the early 80's.

I thought the first bike pic was of a yeti stealing your bike.

Thanks for the pics and the race report.

Lana said...

Great pictures!

So you get on your bike with your shoes already clipped in, huh? I'm impressed. I'm also impressed with the dismount. I think I need to take some lessons from you guys.

IronJenny said...

Sheesh -- All I could see was the HAIR. You know, as sherpas we can team-shave your legs for you.
I'm just sayin'.

S. Baboo said...

Lose weight...ouch!

Bigun with the flying dismount, awesome!

ShirleyPerly said...

Cool pics!! I'm still in sticker shock, though ... can't believe that sprint cost $100.

CoachLiz said...

Here is a great shave tip. After you take the clippers to your legs to mow things down, use hair conditioner as a "shave gel". It contains the same ingredients as the can of Edge, but a big bottle of Suave is so much cheaper and lasts a lot longer.

Great season opener!

Taconite Boy said...

uh? So Bigun only hears selective comments di? What a shock....

bigmike600 said...

Great pics. I have the same selective hearing. Sometimes it works for you and sometimes against but what can we do?

Supalinds said...

Great pics!!! Removing the hair alone will help you shed a few pounds :)

TriSherpa Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Hey Supalinds! That is what I said!! Great minds...lol

Cindy Jo said...

Or, you could buy a bigger wetsuit ;)

I had to wear my old, ripped wetsuit last weekend b/c the new one I bought last year is TOO SMALL :(

You look great (as long as you shave that gorilla hair), but if you do lose weight don't become one of those scrawny triathletes who couldn't throw a woman over his shoulder if he wanted to!!!!

Collin said...

I feel your pain. I'm gaining weight too while I'm training for my first marathon. I don't know what to do, because I'm so damn hungry all the time!

TriBoomer said...

Fab pics, Bigun and Di. But dem hairy legs. Dude, those things are going to mess me up for days.

Hey Di, men have selective hearing?? Who knew?

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