July 16, 2012

Required "Duathlon Gear" Post

Since a blog reader sent me a funny note that stated "all triathlon people immediately follow their race reports with a listing of all their gear...that way you knew how much they spent to play athlete," I guess I need to make the required "gear post" on here as well to further follow the etiquette of the multisport culture.

....::::  Biking Gear  ::::....
  • Bike: 2011 Specialized Allez Comp (Apex Compact)
  • Accessories:
    • Specialized BG Elite Road Shoe (not tri-specific) with Look Keo pedals
    • Specialized helmet (again, nothing tri-specific or aero)
    • CatEye Strada Cadence on-board computer
    • Garneau Gel Box 2 top tube bar
  • Under the Seat: Ditched a bag and velcro/taped a spare tube, tire levers, CO2, and XLAB Nanoflator air chuck up under the saddle
Specialized Allez Comp, Garneau Gel Box 2 on top tube.
Can barely make out the repair kit attached under seat.

....::::  Running Gear  ::::....

  • Shoes: Brooks Pure Cadence
  • Yankz! elastic laces
Brooks Pure Cadence (pre-Yankz!)

....::::  Apparel  ::::....

  • Primal Wear cycling jersey
  • TYR Competitor Tri Shorts
  • Fuel Belt race number belt
  • Cheap pair of BBB sunglasses (I refuse to overspend on cycling sunglasses, got a cheap set years ago at Nashbar with full sun protection and three colors of shatterproof lenses)
  • Cheapo running watch (seriously, like $10 at Walmart; taken me through 1,500 miles of running, nothing fancy needed)
Who wears short-shorts?...

....::::  Other  ::::....

  • Fuel: Shot Bloks in the bike box and Nuun in one Polar Bottle
  • Garneau Race Day Revo bag
Garneau Race Day Revo bag