Friday, August 22, 2008

CDA 08 Picture Review

Hope you like this....obviously been working on it for a long time. Off and on. The song, in an effort to acknowledge, is called "Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance. It ran through my head a lot during training and the actual race, I thought it fitting for this collage of pictures of the week. I know there are many that were left out, and probably a bunch of pics that go by too quickly. If you can believe it, in retrospect, the race itself, all 14 and a half hours of it, went by way to quickly as well.
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After making, finishing this - I am easily reminded of why I hold such a fondness for triathlon, "blogdom" and now Ironman. All these people in this video were awesome, and from all over the country, they are my friends. Who knows if we can ever put a week like this together again - the number of new faces, the dinners, the party, the race - but it certainly is worth the effort!

I hope the quality of the video is worthy of the fantastic photography of my lovely bride, TrisherpaDi, and of the photos I stole from various blogs. Thanks in advance, if you see a picture here that belongs to you. I miss training for Ironman. I miss the becoming. If you are thinking of undertaking the journey to M-dot-ed-ness, by all means, find the means, and find your way. It's worth every minute of it.

21 comments:

tri-dogmom said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

IronTriTim said...

Gotta love the black parade works really well with the flow of photos, especially like the speed pickup! Though one question.. on the bike were you drunk? I've never seen someone weave so much.

LBTEPA said...

that was great :)

Wendy said...

Very fine Bigun! Very fine!

momo said...

i love it too! and you're right - the im thing kinda takes hold and never really lets you go, does it?

TriScanner said...

Great job! I especially liked the cycling still shots that appeared to be video. If you are thinking about an 2010 IM, think IMLOU. I'll be there.

bigmike600 said...

Nice job Marc. Looks like a great time was had by all.

2 more weeks until IMWI where we will volunteer and I am still on the fence as to signing up or not. Your post has made me closer to falling on the side of going for it.

Hope things are going well.

S. Baboo said...

Love it. I had a harder time leaving CdA behind me than any other event. It was all about the people who were there.

21stCenturyMom said...

You did a great job with that video - very impressive.

Just for the record I would like to say that the Dread Pirate Rackham and I were there - WE WERE THERE!! You would never know that looking at about 90% of the videos and slide shows made of this event so I just had to say that.

Taconite Boy said...

Awesome. Very nicely done. Of course Tac likes all the pics....of Tac

blink said...

Very nice! Hope you and the Mrs. are well.

Cheers!

Tea said...

That is nothing short of AWESOME.

Cody the Clydesdale said...

That was awesome. & congrats again on a great finish to a tough race.

Duane said...

Great job! It was so great to meet all you peeps!

Dan Seifring said...

Great job with the video Big. Excellent choice of a song.

stronger said...

Very good video...you can send my royalties to PO BOX XZY. Ha! I really like the bike photos and how the riders come "at you". Fun to relive!

Brent Buckner said...

Great show!

triguyjt said...

thanks for the great effort on putting that together...

it must have been a helluva fun time around the racing in idaho..

enjoy the fall as it approaches

Steve Stenzel said...

Great photos!! I love the T1 on the lawn (I heard about it on your podcast, but I couldn't picture it...)

Lana said...

Great pictures! Gave me chill bumps.

TRI-ROB said...

Why is it that I cry like a little bitch every time I watch this damn thing!? Curse you Bigun! Curse you for bringing out my sensitive side!

Breathe...