Monday, June 25, 2012

Top Ten Reasons To Do The Dino Tri

This past weekend I drove over to Vernal for the sixth running of the Dinoland Triathlon. It's a small local Utah race---that's part of it's charm---but it SHOULD be a much bigger race. And here are the Top Ten Reasons why:

10. A great host hotel in a prime location.

9. Free Subway meal!

8. Friendly volunteers who are THRILLED to be out on the course.

7. The fun, challenging race course with distinctive pterodactyl signage.

6. A passionate race director who announces every single athlete across the line.

5. Ice-cream and a party atmosphere at the finish line.

4. Location location location! Vernal is growing, and it's a stone's throw away from real live (okay, used-to-be-live) Dinosaur tracks, Steinaker State Park, Red Fleet State Park, and Flaming Gorge. It's a great place to play.

3. Finishing the race with a lap on the track is a very cool thing.

2. Cash and rocks for prizes---who could ask for more?!

And the Number One reason to do the Dino Tri is....

1. The race director will give you a FREE pre-race haircut. Who DOESN'T want a mowhawk?

See you there next year!

Special thanks to: Mark Mason for the hospitality and for organizing another great event; Tyler Cloward at Fezzari Bicycles; Matt Howard and the crew at The Bike Shoppe for getting my bike in tip-top shape; and my sponsors REV3, Pearl Izumi, Powerbar, Recovery Pump, Blueseventy, Rudy Project, and Maxxis for the continued support.

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