New TriRiot Shows

New Shows

It’s been a while!  Several months at least.  Both members of the old audience have certainly found other forms of entertainment by now.

Consider yourself fortunate, because you are the new sucker(s)  audience.  Besides,  TriRiot is all about the videos and the primary purpose of this blog  is to direct you to  the TriRiot channel on YouTube.   So I really don’t feel too bad if you’re the only one reading this (thank you by the way).

Never mind all my self deprecation: this particular post is to warn – I mean announce – that I have several new shows planned out that will involve more than just a series of selfies.    THAT’S RIGHT!   I get to share the camera with other real live people.

What To Look For

I’m still trying to put together an episode with my friend and fellow triathlete, Marty.  If you watched his story on how he got hit by a deer, you know how entertaining he is.

Also, Coach Sami Winter and I will team up to bring you multiple episodes of triathlon tips and advice.  We’re going to get you ready for the 2018 triathlon season (and in style).

As if that isn’t enough to get your eyeballs on TriRiot videos, I plan to attend several races for the sole purpose of gathering age grouper stories so we can get first hand accounts of why ‘ordinary’ people push themselves to extraordinary limits.   You won’t want to miss these stories.

Stay Tuned

Be sure to check in with (this site) often.  Because when I get around to writing another blog post in a couple of months, you will certainly want to be the first to read it!


Where’s the Age Grouper? – Episode 19

TriRiot Is All About the Age Grouper

In episode 19 of the show there’s a montage of the Beach2Battleship race, a couple of sketches about my dream job and commentary on the NBC broadcast of the 2015 Ironman World Championship.

Although I enjoyed watching the broadcast, I was a bit disappointed, because they seem to have overlooked the ordinary age grouper.


Great Local Race and Episode 15

New Segment

I’ve never had any questions or comments that could be read on the show until now.  A couple of friends sent in some questions.  I think they felt sorry for me, because I tell people to write me and no one does.  That’s OK,  because in episode 15, I try to answer two questions.  If I get any more questions, I’ll have to create a whole new segment.  Maybe I’ll name it “Mail Call” and introduce it with a drill instructor shouting names and throwing letters.  Or better yet,  I could call it Mail Sack with the intro line being, “Taking a look in LG’s mail sack.”    Maybe not.  Besides I’ve already seen that used.

White Lake

Other than answering a couple of questions in episode 15, I talk about the White Lake Weekend which is coming up September 12th and 13th.

The town of White Lake reminds me of one of those 1960s vacation spots for middle class families.  It just has that small, cabin feeling about it.

There are three races based out of the FFA camp on the west side of the lake for this particular weekend:

a sprint on Sunday and a Half and a International on Saturday.

Swim exit at White Lake
Swim exit for the White Lake races.

If you’re out there either day, look for me.  I’m racing in the Half and the Sprint.





Here’s episode 15:

What’s Your Excuse?

I missed a workout a while ago and…  Actually, I’ve missed quite a few scheduled workouts.  As a result, I started thinking about a typical excuse for missing such an activity.   As it turns out, there seem to be very few times when missing a workout is due to something extraordinary.  Usually, life just gets in the way.

Here’s the latest episode of TriRiot: Excuses.

The Pain of Competition

When Does Discomfort Become Pain?

It’s so subjective.  When is something uncomfortable and when does it become painful?  I’m not going to answer that because I can’t.   It’s too subjective.

But I do know that there are several tricks people use to push through pain so they can reach some goal.  One trick that works for me may not work for you so I’m not about to offer advice.  In episode 13 of the TriRiot webshow, I talk about pain.  I also talk about it with two other age group triathletes.

I Swear It Will Get Posted

This has been one of those crazy weeks.  I usually don’t complain or make excuses, but if I stuck to that trend, I’d have nothing to post today. 🙂

Episode 12 of the TriRiot web show has been finished and ready for almost a week.  Actually, it wasn’t completely ready until yesterday, because just before I was going to upload to YouTube, I saw a mistake that just had to be corrected.

Ok.  Mistake corrected.  Now what?  Last night, I had planned to wake up at my usual 4am this morning and get online to do the uploading.  You see, I can only transfer large files on my home internet connection between 12am and 5am.  Otherwise all my allotted bandwidth will be eaten up for the month.  Don’t ask me to explain.  It’s satellite internet.  They meter my usage.  When I woke up, I had that feeling that something was not right.  I overslept by two hours!  I didn’t even hear my alarm which I usually don’t need.  So on to plan B.

I left the house early and  was on my way to the Brown Dog Coffee House to get on their internet and upload the video which is a 20 minute drive.  (By most people’s standards, I live in BFE.  I have a negative zip code number.  Lewis and Clark were my realtors.  Mail is delivered by mules) .  I parked the car, but didn’t even get into the coffee house when I realized that I left my wallet at home.   I couldn’t afford the 20 minutes it would take to turn on the computer, transfer the file, etc.  I couldn’t be late for work today.  So I drove home, got my wallet and went to work.

So there’s my excuse for not having the latest video posted.   Next time I make an excuse for something, I’ll embellish it with alien abductions or CIA operatives.  You know… just to make it more interesting.

New episode on its way

A new episode of TriRiot will be out soon.  I finished remodeling the “studio” and I’ve got some video of me skipping out on a workout.  THAT you don’t want to miss.

Aaaaaand… be sure to sign up for TriRiot email newsletters.  I don’t like spam and I’m sure you don’t either, so I’ve made it really easy for you to opt out of the emails if you change your mind about receiving them (assuming you choose to opt in, which I hope you do).  I’ll only send out an email when a new video is posted. You can sign up by entering your email in the form on the right side of this page or go to the sign up page  right here.


TriRiot studio redesign

If you’ve watched any of the TriRiot videos, you’ve seen the bib wall.  That’s the background of the set.  I moved around a few things so I could have a
background with a little more variety.  I’ll still use the bib wall from time to time but I think this new set will have a more”active” feel.


The bib wall is made of some of my old race bibs pinned to a black cloth and stretched over some frame work in my attic.


The new set will have my bikes and other triathlon stuff in the background


I’m not quite done with the new set.  I still need to decorate the walls and add a few more items.

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