I want to Tri......

for those of you that have followed my blog at all or know me from the forums, you know that I want to do a tri. I really wanted to do one this summer and started looking for a bike. Well, $ is not available and the check from the IRS went to pay off some debt so I had to stop looking. The kind of bike I could afford were not suitable to do what I wanted..... tri, and start commuting a couple days a week to work.

My hopes have been up and down at getting a bike, but so far have not been in the right place at the right time..... until maybe now. You see I am going to win a bike from www.johnisfit.com. He is giving away a bike from Lipton in their Are you young enough contest.... and a nice one I might add.

I would recommend that you head on over to his blog and check out the give away post, but that would be kinda mean considering I will already be winning it and you would all just be wasting your time anyway.

So, how long do you think it will take me to train for my first tri once I get this bike? :)


  1. Thanks for the entry and good luck! Also, glad to find your site, I have some reading to do - looks like you have an inspiring story!

  2. Good Luck!!! .... is John your brother btw :)haha ... is that how you know you are going to win???

    No offense meant obviously :) haha

    You don't need to spend heaps on a bike. Mine cost NZ$300 which is only about $US150 ... must be some cheapish ones on ebay ... nice to spend $US1000 but don't need to just to get into tri :)

    Good Luck with the contest!

  3. Tim-
    Have you been to Life Time bikes over in Loganville? That's where I bought my bike a coupe of years ago when I got in to tri's. I haven't been there in a while but I have buddies that deal with them all of the time and they are very pleased with them.

  4. My prediction is that within 2 months after getting the bike you'd be SO ready!

  5. I did my first tri (sprint distance) with a mountain bike. It was a pain, but I was able to do it.

    Now, I have a simple road bike and love it. The difference between a mountain bike and road bike is like night and day.

    But, you can do a sprint distance tri with a mountain bike.