Saturday, December 17, 2005

How to configure your Ergomo Pro ....

So, the question comes up alot. But, since the code is frozen, I thought that I might provide this to help anyone out.

Most folks, I imagine, will skip much of the documentation and go straight to mounting the device on their bike. Out of the box, however, you might have difficulty getting your initial information. So, before giving up, try following these steps before going on your first ride.

While it makes sense to me to configure your Ergomo Pro/Spin computer using the new features in Ergoracer (CyclingPeaks) before installation, it's perfectly fine to go ahead and install the BB and speed sensor first. You can use the Ergomo computer on it's own to configure the information. But, you have to be careful to initially setup all of the information before hoping to retrieve any ride data.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

So, there's no particular purpose to this picture (other than I like it). I have a fun tri season planned for 2006 and I'm just starting to think about motivation.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

How did I get here?

Stare closely at the picture ... If you look hard you'll see my buddy Wes Hobson, Simon Lessing (5-Time World Champion), Siri Lindley (ranked #1 ITU at the time of the photo), and Ryan Bolton ('00 US Olympian, winner IMLP). Oh yeah, that's world renowned coach Joe Friel in the back (second from left).

Twice I travelled to Las Vegas to enjoy Wes' camp. Both times were great! The camp has since been turned into a DVD available from Endurance Films.

Oh, I'm in the back, far right.

About a week after returning from Kona, I discovered that they let anyone do this sport. After making a committment to myself to try it, I managed to train for about a week before realizing that I don't know what the hell I'm doing. That's when I discovered

During my first month or so with, I entered into a business relationship with them regarding PDA software. During a conversation with Dirk Friel (Joe's son and damn fine pro cyclist), I asked him a question about tying my shoes to my bike in transition. Dirk said he'd have a friend of his get back to me. Moments later I received an e-mail from Wes. Well, I have nothing but kind words for and about Wes. Feel free to give him a shout at

IM Coeur d'Alene - June 2005

This summer I had the great pleasure of racing in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Sadly, I didn't win the race. But, I finished in good shape - equaling my time from 2 years earlier at Ironman Wisconsin. I can't complain. It was rough training over the winter and spring.

I actually ran into David Harju at Starbucks the next morning. Dave's won IM Wisconsin twice. Super friendly guy. I asked him about the pro men's race since I didn't get to see any of that from where I was on the course.

.... it turns out that I beat Dave .... and Simon Lessing. :)

IM Wisconsin - September '03

My first ironman! The disappointment of not actually winning the race was easily overshadowed by the sense of accomplishment that I felt from finishing.

It was long journey getting there. I lost 112 lbs about 1.5 years earlier. While vacationing in Kona, I noticed that triathlete's riding along the Queen K Hwy. I decided then and there (in the taxi cab from the airport) to investigate triathlons. I had no desire to race the Ironman distance at the time. Though, I did recall seeing the famous telecast on Wide World of Sports about 20 years ago. All I knew was that it seemed like a good way to keep the weight off.

It's alive

I guess I'm venturing into new territory today. Welcome to my new blog.