Tuesday, April 27, 2010

London to Paris

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Andy Potts Takes 1st, 2010 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans

What a way to start the season with a win by more than 4 minutes. Nice Job! It seems ever year Andy moves his way closer and closer to the coveted crown, the 70.3 distance seems to suit him. 

Top 5 men

1. Andy Potts (USA) 3:43:44
2. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:47:17
3. Paul Amey (GBR) 3:49:52
4. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 3:50-19
5. Dirk Bockel (LUX) 3:54:02

Top 5 women

1. Sam Warriner (NZL) 4:16:44
2. Linsey Corbin (USA) 4:17:55
3. Amy Marsh (USA) 4:20:23
4. Meredith Kessler (USA) 4:22:06
5. Lauren Harrison (USA) 4:28:49

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Penny Farthings Pushbike Parking | The Green Pod

Why oh, why can't US get to this point. Bums find a new place to hide and shower. How many more people would ride to work if they knew they could shower and park/lock their bike without it getting stolen or scratched.

Start the movement and demand The Green Pod.

The Green Pod is a high quality 'end of trip' facility for cyclists that can be integrated into indoor and outdoor applications.

The Green Pod is the size of a car park and comes in two configurations:
1) 1 Shower, 1 Change Room, 10 Bicycles, 10 Lockers
2) 2 Showers, 2 Change Rooms, 28 Lockers, 28 bicycles

The Pod has been designed to operate on 12V DC system that can be powered by solar panels on the roof. The Pod consist of a solar hot water system, electronic locking system, LED lighting activated by motion sensors, a grey water treatment unit that discharges grey water into green areas, timed showers and a self cleaning mechanism.

The Pod utilizes an innovative self cleaning system which ensures users enjoy a high standard of sanitation without the cost of daily cleaning.

• High Quality
• Sustainable Construction
• Encourages sustainable lifestyles
• Flexibility to meet demand increases
• Low establishment and operational costs

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ironman Announces U.S. Rule Amendments for 2011 Season � IRONMAN.com

Big news, if you are racing past September in a Ironman or Ironman 70.3 make note of these changes:

World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners of the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Series, announces modifications to several rules and regulations relating to the swim at U.S. races. Effective September 1, 2010, which is the start of Ironman's 2011 competition season, new rules for apparel and wetsuits will apply at all Ironman and 70.3 events in the U.S., including both World Championships. The amendments were made to further standardize rules in the Ironman/70.3 Series and ensure a fair playing field at events around the globe.
The changes will include the following:

• Swimwear and swim apparel must be comprised of 100 percent textile material, such as nylon or lycra, and may not include rubberized material such as polyurethane or neoprene. Swimwear may not cover the neck or extend past the shoulders or knees. Swimwear may contain a zipper. A race kit or trisuit may be worn underneath swimwear.

• Wetsuits cannot measure more than 5 millimeters thick.

• Wetsuits may be worn in water temperatures up to and including 24.5 degrees Celsius/76.1 degrees Fahrenheit. Athletes who choose to wear a wetsuit in water temperatures exceeding 24.5 degrees C /76.1 degrees F will not be eligible for awards, including World Championship slots. Wetsuits will be prohibited in water temperatures greater than 28.8 degrees C/84 degrees F.

“Ironman recognizes the importance of showcasing the competitive element at all events. We believe these amendments place more emphasis on performance and function and less on technology, therefore staying true with the Ironman spirit,” says Ironman’s Head of Officials, Jimmy Riccitello.

Ironman's rule changes are consistent with rule changes adopted by swimming and triathlon’s international governing bodies, FINA and ITU, respectively.

For more information on the Ironman and 70.3 Series, visit www.ironman.com. For athlete inquiries, email AthleteServices@ironman.com.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jack Black Skin Care Remedy

1) Sun Guard Sunscreen SPF 45 Oil-Free & Very Water Resistant
Vitamin-enriched, oil-free, very water- and sweat resistant formula stays on during intense physical activity and protects against UVA and UVB rays. Won't run or drip into eyes.

2) Body Rehab Scrub & Muscle Soak with Eucalyptus, Arnica & Shea Butter
This 3-in-1 product does triple-duty to smooth skin, moisturize and soothe tired muscles.

3) Dragon Ice™ Relief & Recovery Balm with Dragon’s Blood, MSM & Willowherb
Soothing, pain-relieving cream penetrates deep to treat sore muscles and ease joint aches and strains, lessen discomfort from inflammation, and relieve tension.

4) Mr. Fix It™ Antimicrobial Wound Rescue Silver Gel
Crystal-clear, antimicrobial wound gel quickly heals wounds, scrapes, minor cuts, burns and abrasions.

5) Jack’s Dry Goods™ Friction-Free Powder with Pure Cornstarch, Lavender & Organic Green Tea
Ultra-fine, talc-free powder keeps skin silky, smooth and dry for enhanced comfort and chafe-free workouts.

6) Turbo Wash Energizing Hair & Body Cleanser with Rosemary, Eucalyptus & Juniper Berry
This 2-in-1 hair and body cleanser jump-starts the body, awakens the mind and revitalizes the immune system for peak performance.