Friday, September 22, 2006

Christmas in September

The aero-bars have arrived!

After a very long journey across the country, the "Robo-Bars" have arrived safe and sound on the east coast.

I will have pictures soon...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Thanks Robo-Stu

Last week while reading my daily list of Tri-bloggers I came across A Gift from Robo-Stu on the Tri-Geek Dreams web site. Robo-Stu was offering a free set of aero-bars to a newbie triathlete. Now I never win anything, but I figured it can't hurt to try and I really needed them.

I checked back a couple days later and guess what... I Won!

Shortly after I received an email from Robo-Stu... here is a little bit of it.


congrats on winning my aerobars on the trigeekdreams web site.

they were the bars i used in my first two seasons of racing and they're great. they helped me get hooked on the sport. i still remember the first time i used them and how much faster i was in the aero position. you'll seriously add at least 2 mph to your bike time by using them.

these bars hold a special place in my heart. please do them proud. and if you get so hooked on triathlon that you upgrade, see if you can find another newbie to pass them along to..."

I promised to do them proud!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Remembering our Fallen Heroes of September 11th

On Sunday September 17, I will be running in the 5th annual Captain Gerald F. DeConto, Scholarship Fund 5K run - walk in Sandwich MA. Captain DeConto's sister is a co-worker of mine, Captain DeConto’s family started this scholarship after he was killed on September 11th.

Here is a little bit of information from the web site.

"Captain Gerald F. DeConto, USN was killed at the age of 44 in the September 11th terrorist attack on the Pentagon. A scholarship fund has been set up in his memory to honor him and the legacy he left behind which is one of service to his country, leadership, friendship and love of life and family. A scholarship is awarded each year from the fund to a deserving Sandwich High School senior."

"At the time of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon Jerry was in charge of the Navy Command Center and was in direct communication with the Secretary of the Navy coordinating the Navy’s response to the attacks on the world Trade Center. Jerry was a high-spirited, caring person who truly loved life, his friends and his family. He enjoyed many activities, one of which was running, and he enjoyed them most when they were shared with family and friends. It is his family’s hope that through the scholarship fund, Jerry will continue to influence the lives of young people and that his memory and the ideals he believed in will live on."

If you wish to make a contribution to the scholarship fund, you can download the PDF form on the site or let me know so I can put in touch with the family.

Take care