Archive for May 2009

Coach of the Month

Finding the right coach is like trying to find the right bike, you have to be happy with your decision and make sure it works right for you. The wrong decision can be costly and leave you frustrated and further behind in your training. There are a lot of great coaches in the area with... Read more »

Together We Tri- June Coach of the Month

Our first coach/team is Together We Tri. and Coach Mary Bradbury.  Mary started competing at the age of 4 and remains quite passionate about the sport.Representing Moline High School in 1989, she won the Illinois High School state title in the 200 free and placed 2nd in the 100 free. Mary swam on full-ride scholarship... Read more »

WTF!!! - French prisoners get their own Tour de France

A select group of French prisoners will be given a rare taste of freedom next month when Tour de Convicts theyare let out of jail to participate in their own Tour de France. Close to 200 prisoners will take to the open roads as they cycle around France next month in the first penal version... Read more »

Race of the Week

How I missed this one, I have no idea. Bong and a Half  (30K) Sunday, May 31. For the name alone it’s the race of the week! I know I have the sense of humor of a 14 year old, leave me alone.Named after WW II flying ace Richard A. Bong, The Bong Recreation Area... Read more »

Chris Lieto Checks In After Wildflower

It’s always great to hear from a champion like Chris Lieto and what they are going through in a race, but we also want to hear from you. If you have a race report, results or comments about an event, send them our way and we will put it up here on The Pace. Here... Read more »

Captain Obvious

I’m here for you!!! Meet Captain Obvious! He’s here to help explain things you may not know, are afraid to ask or might have forgotten. We found this great video produced by the guys at Santa Fe Mountain Sports on how to adjust your rear derailleur. It could save you a trip to the bike... Read more »


We are working on a calendar that will cover every event we can think of in the area, for now here is a list of some great events that you can race in, volunteer or just go out and cheer on your favorite athlete. If you have an event that we should know about, let... Read more »

Quick Hits- May 27, 2009

The Tour of America’s Dairyland announced that it is adding a third road race, on Thursday, June 18. The Blue Mounds Race to the Future will take place on a 22-mile loop that has been proposed for the 2016 Olympics. The announcement was made yesterday, June 27, 209 along with news that the Trek-Livestrong U23... Read more »

Julien Absalon Wins Madrid World Cup on XX

First World Cup Victory for New Component Group Madrid was the location for one of the most dramatic races of the season so far. The drying race conditions allowed for a very fast start, and shortlyafter the start, Julien Absalon found his way to the front along with RalphNaef. Naef launched several solid attacks against... Read more »

Have you lost your damn mind?!?!

In my “pre-triathlon years,” I was fortunate enough to enjoy spend some time with Hunter S. Thompson enjoying his favorite indoor sports. We’ll leave it at that. As we were hanging out in Aspen watching South Park the Movie and eating a Dominos Pizza, I shared my writers angst with the good Dr. (cuz that’s... Read more »