Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • Cyman Triathlon: Discount Tri Supply’s Race Report

    Kyer talked us all into racing Cyman Triathlon 2013As Kyer was warming up to the idea of doing his first tri, he made it clear that he wasn’t going to do it alone.

    Katherine started this, so she knew she had to do it. She offered to swim and talked BIll “Guru of Shoe” Lorenz into running. His girlfriend and Gaggle of Girls founder, Saraleigh, said she wanted to bike and joined the relay.

    David, like Kyer, had never done a triathlon, but was one of the first to jump on board the idea. Bret had done sprint and Olympic triathlons in the past, and even though it had been a few years, he thought this seemed like a good opportunity. Patrick, as our former pro triathlete, was another who sort of “had to,” and we swept him up in our enthusiasm.

    Here are our Cyman Triathlon race reports.

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  • Cyman Triathlon: Kyer Robinson’s Race Report

    by Kyer Robinson

    Kyer begins his tri career at CyMan TriathlonMy tri career started when Katherine was writing a profile about me. She noticed that I run a triathlon business and had never done a triathlon. She asked me about it and I told her that I have always been planning on doing one, but just hadn’t gotten around to it yet.

    She then proceeded to publicly challenge me to do a triathlon before the end of the year. If you don’t know, I am having twin boys in the next month or so, and she thought I needed to do it before the boys were born. I accepted the challenge sometime in July.

    I decided I better find a sprint tri and the later the better (more time to train). I chose the Cyman Triathlon because it was close and the latest one I could find. We also were a sponsor at this race, so why not?

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  • Open Water Swimming Tips

    by Pro Triathlete Tami

    Tami Ritchie helped us with open water swimming tipsOpen water swimming can be daunting, but there a few steps you can take to get comfortable with open water swimming and make race day a more enjoyable (and hopefully faster) experience. Try these open water swimming tips.

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  • Saucony Virrata Review

    by Pro Triathlete Alex

    Alex Libin's Saucony VirratasThe run leg during a triathlon is where I find myself most comfortable—not because I come from a running background, but because it’s the part of the race where I feel I can really push myself past my limits. Something about the pure exertion of running combined with the race effort coming to its climactic end really lets me unleash all I have left within. So when it comes to a weapon of choice on the run, I tend to be a little picky.

    The Saucony Virrata is a speedy, lightweight, training/racing flat. There isn’t much to this 6.5 ounce, super-flexible, breathable shoe.

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  • Saucony Cortana 3 Review

    by Bill “Guru of Shoe” Lorenz

    Saucony CortanaSo I have a dilemma. In the shoe lab here at Kyle’s Bikes we are selling almost as many of one model of shoe (both men’s and women’s) as every other model of shoe we carry combined.

    How can one shoe be so dominant? How can so many people like this one model? Should we be concerned if the upgrade of this one model (due in January) doesn’t live up to the reputation of the current model? What to do, what to do?
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