Yo! Crazy Ass Fans, Yo!
I’ve been super slammed post race with moving to Bend, which is awesome, but means I haven’t had a chance to write a report. Soooooo, I’m trying to write this entire race report on a trainer ride. NERD ALERT!
To save my keyboard from sweaty hands, I did mostly videos of each section. I’ll try to support with some pics and other paraphernalia. I also will never use a word as big as paraphernalia while typing on the trainer again.’
Intro – Trainer Race Report = Nerd Alert.
No achievements? Yeah right! I wrote a blog, dude.
Overall Deets – 3rd Place, Fastest run, Stoked!
Gotta be stoked with this finish, considering the field I talked about in the pre race blog.
Low & High Moments – Getting Dropped & Your Cheering
Pre Race Craziness & Tragic Swim Accident
The water was as cold as it looks.
Race Song & Crazy Ass Swim
Nightcall makes me feel like Ryan Gosling. He totally would have beat Javier Gomez.
Frozen T1, Baby Moment Bike Ride
Zooming by on the Shiv! Thanks for the video, @gschiavo!
First Half of Run – Downhill Maniac!
— Jason Pedersen (@jasonpedersen) March 5, 2013
2:13 half mile downhill = the reason my legs are still ridiculously sore. Congrats to Jason on a solid race also!
Running Scared into the Finish
— michaelhutto (@Michaelhutto) March 3, 2013
Proof I walked the Sand Ladder. Still hurt. A lot. Thanks for the pic, Michael!
Special Thanks to SuperWif
Thanks to Some Bad Ass Sponsors
— Jesse Thomas (@jessemthomas) February 22, 2013
Thanks to the Picky Bars staff for not only keeping the business running, but crushing it lately. These guys are smarter than they look!
I’ve also got a couple of new Top Tier sponsors that you may have noticed on the kit – Sony Medical and Carestream! Booyah! A lot more on that coming very soon…
I’ve got to give a shout out to some my other major sponsors (including newcomer JayBird Sport!) Thanks for all the support and encouragement guys!
— JayBird (@jaybirdsport) March 3, 2013
— Rolf Prima Wheels (@RolfPrima) March 4, 2013
Sweet…nice job, Jesse! RT @jessemthomas: Javier Gomez wins with O’grady in 2nd…Jesse flying home in 3rd!!!!!!! Top USA finisher!!
— CycleOps Power (@CycleOpsPower) March 3, 2013
As always, HUGE thanks to coach Matt Dixon who got me ready for this race despite some crazy setbacks, swim guru Gerry Rodrigues for the open water prep, Stacy Sims for the ongoing nutrition consultations, and the rest of my (updated) support crew.
Finally, thanks to all the CRAZY ASS FANS! You guys rock, and you’re Crazy! I need to get you T shirts or something. Bandanas maybe? Until next time!