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Frank Day Ironman – do you know how to shift this thing?

If you want a a funny and concise recollection of that first historic Ironman Hawaii, you have to check out this story on Frank Day. 15 brave souls started, only 12 finished – and all of them for sure were way in over their heads. The title of this post refers to one of the 12 who at one point asked Frank how to shift his bike! Today we tri-geeks fret about proper gearing and the aerodynamics of a brake lever, while bac then things were so much more simple. Frank actually stopped during the marathon and drank a coke at the local McDonald’s ( my favorire post-race meal) and had never been on a bike longer than 10 miles – wowsa is right.  While I’m not sold on his power-cranks revolution, he gets huge tri points for having finished the first one ever.

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January 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm
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