Wednesday, March 14, 2007

First off, sorry it has taken me about 5 days to get another post up. It's been a long trip back home, and the first day back was so incredibly busy, I've been slammed.

If you don't already know, I got 2nd in Panama, (AGAIN!) Here's the race report on Inside Triathlon's website:

So, in order to make up for some late postings, here are more photos from the event, which are pretty cool, and help to show what the experience was like. (Click on a photo to get the larger version).

This is part of the descent, a gulley, bobsled-like trail.

This is the top of one of the climbs, looking back down.

This is a part of the hike-a-bike. TOUGH! And lots of it!

This is a local we ran into on the pre-ride. Had to get a photo of his bike, hilarious!

Ben Travis and I hanging out after the race. Poor Ben had 3 flats, and had to ride the rim into T2.

Me at the top of the climb.

Rom and I after the race, laughing about how the race was a battle.

The chase is on, coming out of the trail, hitting the road for the last 4K to T2. I would catch Rom here. He was tough as hell on the trail though! You can tell how tired I am, because my climbing form sucks here!

Rom, knowing he's now the hunted.

Early in the race, with Panama's Billy Gordon, who lead me thru the swim. We came out together, and the crowd was going nuts. We had over 2 mins on 3rd place at T1. I really like this photo. Unfortunately, Billy had some pedal issues, and was unable to stay with me and help us keep the gap. I wish he had, because Travis, Rom and Pavoni worked together to catch Billy, then close the gap on me. (By the way, drafting is perfectly legal in off-road racing.)

The start of the 2007 Agua Brisa Portobelo International Triathlon.

Vance - 2007 NFA

1 comment:

jameson said...

damn... looks like a killer time. I am there next year for sure.

I guess 2nd place is ok...