The Nation’s Triathalon

Last weekend, a few riders went down to The Nations’ Triathalon in Washington, D.C. to provide some volunteer assistance to racers.  On Saturday, they helped set up the venue and provided bike mechanic services to racers with last minute problems.  Although flat tires and shifting problems were the norm, more than a few rigs received new cables, housings, and overhauls.  On Sunday, race day, the volunteers were back at it, bright and early at 5:00 a.m., wrenching on more bikes. 

The weather was questionable, as it was steadily raining at 4:00 a.m., but things looked up as the morning wore on.  The rain tapered off, with a few interruptions during the day, to make for a more damp event than anything. 

Congrats to all the weekend’s racers: rumor has it there were over seven thousand people competing!

Allon waits for the swim to finish. He competed in the bike leg of a three man team, and would later lay down a blistering 24mph (avg) ride!

Adam, manager of The Bike Lane's Reston, VA location taking a second to shoot the breeze.

Yes, it rained. Adam modeled the latest in staydry tech.

When the rains came, our mechanic's tent became a VERY popular place to be!

Todd, one of The Bike Lane's owners, dedicated a lot of his time to helping racers out. And looking pretty, obviously.


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