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2018 Was a Rough Year

It’s been a while…

It’s also been a rough year.  Here’s a short list of 2018’s highlights in my personal calendar:

  • My dear friend, Carol, died unexpectedly.
  • My father-in-law died.
  • Another friend, Mark, died tragically.
  • Joan died from cancer.
  • Channing died from cancer.  You may remember Channing from a recent video: LG’s Coaching Secrets
  • My cousin barely survived a horrible car wreck driving from Phoenix to LA.  She’s still recovering after two months.
  • California was ravaged by wildfires.
  • Florida’s panhandle was ravaged by Hurricane Michael.
  • My house flooded in Hurricane Florence.
Thank god she survived
Barely anything was left of Jeanne’s car after the wreck.

First of all, I’m too young to know this many dead people.  And second, I’m literally homeless.  I’m not on the streets, but my house is not yet livable.   The water rose to 8 inches above floor level and sat there for about 6 days.   It doesn’t sound like much, but it destroyed the floor and weakened the subfloor.  The moisture wicked up the walls almost 30 inches and the mold was everywhere.

I’m not looking for sympathy.  Honestly, I’m not.

I’m building a case to defend why I haven’t posted anything on YouTube since September.    So much energy has gone into fixing the house.

 

Flood damage.

 

 

 

All that is about to change.   I hope to have new videos out as soon as possible.

In spite of all these setbacks, I’m looking forward to a great year of training, racing and video making.

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We Are Triathletes

We Are Triathletes  came to Wilmington on August 8, 2018.

GREAT NEWS:  $49.30 was earned for promoting this film and was  donated to the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation.

“It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.”

CAF Mission


The TriRiot web show is on vacation for the 2018 North American triathlon season.  See you in the Fall.

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New Triathlon Movie

Triathlon Movies

There are not too many movies about triathlon in general release.  The most recent one I can think of is called TRI.  It was released a couple of years ago and it was not at all what I was hoping for.   I gave it a luke warm review because I wanted to be positive.  I was probably too generous, but it wasn’t bad: it was just lacking clear focus and direction and the acting was mediocre.  (Who am I to talk?  I have no acting talent myself).

But a year or two before TRI was released, I found out about a Triathlon documentary which I talked about in this TriRiot episode:

Finally Here

The triathlon movie that I talked about in early 2015 is almost ready for general release!  There’s been a bit more activity lately on the movie’s Facebook Page suggesting that it should be released sometime in the summer of 2018.  They actually have a movie poster, so it must be close to release.  I am excited, to say the least.

Movie poster posted on Facebook

What I Know About This Film

Most audiences are familiar with the annual broadcast of the Ironman World Championship.  I expect this documentary to be a bit like that, but with more focus on individual athletes rather than race specifics.   The annual broadcast is probably one reason that the sport of triathlon has enjoyed popularity for quite some time.   One of the goals of this new movie is to promote the sport and attract new participants according to Bob Babbitt , the film’s executive producer.

From one of the movie posters I learned that:

  1.  Bob Babbitt is the executive producer.  He is a big name in the world of triathlon.  In fact, he hosts Babbittville Radio and Breakfast with Bob: two shows full of great interviews.  When he posts on twitter (@Bob_Babbitt), I read it.
  2. The film features two big name athletes: Mirinda Carfrae and Rudy Garcia Tolson.  There are other athletes, but I am not as familiar with them.
  3. The title is, “We Are Triathletes
  4. The tag line is, “The mental and emotional challenge is greater than the physical challenge

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