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The Tri GuyI’m like you. I swim, I bike, I run, and I spend all of my “extra” money on carbon bike parts. What can I say, I have a full-fledged addiction to triathlon.  There are certainly worse things to which one could be addicted. I started this blog as an outlet for sharing racing tips, product reviews, photos, and all things triathlon. If you dig it, I hope you’ll follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

I live on a little island in the Pacific called Saipan. It’s the principal island and capital of the Northern Mariana Islands, a little known slice of the U.S.A. I moved here shortly after attending law school in California to take a job as a law clerk. It’s the kind of place where you can have a career and a life at the same time. To illustrate, I usually spend my lunch breaks swimming in crystal clear, eighty degree water around two japanese tanks which were stuck in the lagoon during World War II. Not many lawyers can say that.

For some reason, Xterra holds an annual event on Saipan. In fact, its part of a three-race family known as the “Triple Crown,” consisting of races in Saipan, Guam and the Philippines. I competed in my first event in 2012 and managed to qualify as an age-grouper for the Xterra World Championship held in Maui, Hawaii. Thus began the addiction. The same week I was bidding on, and winning, a $4000 used mountain bike that I would not be able to blame for finishing poorly. I also got a road bike for “cross training” thinking that I would not enjoy it. Of course, during my first road race, I became totally addicted to the speed and, fast forward a few months, tested out the limits of my Mastercard. Now, I will do any race that comes my way in the Pacific region.

Along with all of this excitement, I’ve picked up a ton of tips, and have tried out a ton of products. All of this knowledge needed a home, which is why I developed this web site. I hope you like the articles, product reviews, and tips that I post. Feel free to comment, email, tweet, or post. I’m always looking for new ideas to take off a few pounds and a few seconds. Hope to meet you at a race!

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2 Comments
  1. Ben McDonald January 29, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Hey Peter, thanks for writing your Xterra training plan. I’m gonna use it starting this week for the Southeast Championship in Pelham, AL at Oak Mtn!

    Ben

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