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    Fatty used at Ironman

    This showed up in my Facebook feed this morning:

    This Guy Crushed Ironman Texas on a Fat Bike | Bicycling

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    I saw that a week ago or whatever. "Crushed" doesn't really seem like the appropriate word. "Finished" is more like it...
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    I saw that a week ago or whatever. "Crushed" doesn't really seem like the appropriate word. "Finished" is more like it...
    "Finished the bike leg mid pack...then got smoked on the run" is more like it
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    I'm all for challenges, but IMHO, stupid idea. Can you imagine what it takes out of you to complete 112 miles at a 15mph avg? No wonder the guy was burnt in the run. If he wanted a challenge, he should have entered an Xtera Ironman event instead.
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    It was a personal challenge for him, and he crushed it. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. I've got to admire the guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpyride View Post
    It was a personal challenge for him, and he crushed it. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. I've got to admire the guy.
    Maybe it was or maybe it was also an attention thing? But you are right doesn't really matter what others think.

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    You really don't know if you don't try it. He already has a good resume of races, why not try something different and see what happens? It's better than growing old and never doing it, thus thinking back "hmm I wonder how I would have done if I had used a fat bike?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpyride View Post
    It was a personal challenge for him, and he crushed it. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. I've got to admire the guy.
    I crushed riding my fatbike to work and back today.
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    If you read the article, he explains why he did it.

    I thought I saw a fat-tire bike in the bike rack at Ironman Wisconsin. Of course, this got my mind spinning. I was looking for something different. I had finished nine out of nine Ironmans I'd entered and wanted an additional challenge.

    My main goal was just to see if I could finish the swim and bike portions in the 10.5 hours allowed.

    But this Ironman Texas on the fat tire bike was one of the highlights of my 35-year triathlon career. People were just so supportive and gracious. The web posts came in such great numbers it was hard to follow. It was very humbling. I came to wage a private trial with myself but it was also a lot of fun to be a spectacle.
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    That's badass. He needs to lose those stock tires and put some Big Fat Larrys on there inflated to 15 psi.

    I FLY on the paved bike path like that.
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