Tuesday, June 12, 2007

About Those Aero Helmets....

Some folks commented about the aero helmets (and carbon bikes) of the Torontonians in my photos from Florida 70.3

Here's how I replied to Winz via e-mail:

Yeah, but they put up the numbers that keep people from rolling their eyes; cherrypicked results from the Toronto crew follow.
Seanna - WPRO - time 5:00:25
Jason - top Clydesdale in AG M39 and under - time 5:17:30
Rob - AG M40-44 - DNF'd due to running injury - bike split 2:34:19
James - AG M35-39 - time 4:58:08
Blair - AG M30-34 - time 5:01:51
Mike - AG M35-39 - time 4:56:24
Matt - AG M25-29 - time 4:54:48
Cara - AG W30-34 - time 5:15:23

OK, others in the gang aren't as fast (and I'm sure not), but they (we) aren't the ones with aero helmets!

Oh yeah, and another one:
Dave - AG M25-29 - time 4:45:16

The core of the crew are members of the triathlon club at the Toronto Athletic Club; two are personal trainers at TAC and coach the tri club. TAC is high-end; it has a 25 yard indoor pool on the top floor of a class A office tower in the financial district, and the work-out area commands a great view out over the city and Lake Ontario. Unsurprisingly, a lot of members have type-A personalities and are in the habit of setting and achieving stretch goals -- and if they can afford the TAC membership fees they can likely afford carbon bikes and aero helmets!

I'm fortunate to know them. They're a supportive and fun bunch.


Blogger Wendy said...

Type A you say??

Seriously, they put in a great showing and did themselves and TAC proud.

6/12/2007 12:07:00 pm  
Blogger Cliff Tam said...

Hmm that club is fancy. :o)

6/12/2007 02:43:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley said...

Maybe if I had me one of them tharrr helmets it might make me faster..:-))
I should get one..hee hee

6/12/2007 07:45:00 pm  
Blogger Myles said...

So that's the kind of times I've been missing out on...gotta get one of those slippery lids!

6/12/2007 09:11:00 pm  
Blogger Wrenching Winz said...

hehe, gotta love what god given talent, and a think wallet can give you.

6/13/2007 07:32:00 am  
Blogger Wendy said...

Winz, I'd bet my bottom dollar that there's a good deal of hard work involved, too!

6/13/2007 09:12:00 am  
Blogger Andra Sue said...

I can't help it, I still snicker at those helmets...no matter how fast the wearers are. Sorry. :(

6/13/2007 02:13:00 pm  
Blogger SkiRough said...

Friel on bikes... same as Friel on helmets? The helmet that will make you the fastest is the one that you *think* will make you the fastest. I could see it.

6/14/2007 09:52:00 pm  

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