Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Place your Bets!

The big race day is just around the corner. Time to place your bets. Who's your pick to win the duathlon... The challengers:

KimC-Bobbie -- An experienced duo in their respective events but first-time teammates. Bobbie has the added pressure of not losing to her better half.

Da Term-Katie -- An experienced team also, Katie coming off a whopping 30-mile run. Da Term will do whatever it takes to win, including a frame pump to the spokes.

BobK-PeterB -- Latecomers to the field and one of two dark horses. BobK has been training all winter and spring. PeterB may be a ringer in the running portion.

Gravy-Kew -- Another darkhorse that formed over a 6-pack. Kew has implemented a crash-course, 2-week killer training regimen. Just how fast Gravy is on a bike, nobody knows.

Good luck to all -- should be fun!

31 comments:

nicol said...

OH man. I cannot wait to watch this.

gravy said...

I'll bet on gravy and kew NOT to place!

kew said...

That's not the spirit I'm looking for, Gravy. C'mon man!

gravy said...

I'm trying to make some money here!

Bob K said...

I think that we should add up the ages of each of the teams, subtract each team's total from my team's total age, and that is how many minutes head start we should get over each team.

Bob K said...

I am positive that the two female teams will DESTROY the two male teams.

That is a complete no-brainer.

nicol said...

BobK~ I wasn't going to say it and now I don't have to...but we'll see. You never know.

nicol said...

And I say that because of Da Term's racing tactics as Kew pointed out and the 'roids the other teams have been taking. Advantages, you know...advantages.

kew said...

My training times suggest me and the wifey will be close.

We shall see.

Bob K said...

I just hope that Peter is much slower than all of you runners, so that I don't have to suffer the humiliation of being passed on the bike by your partners.

gravy said...

Hey! kew is my "teammate," not my "partner!"

Bob K said...

Still looking for ways to cheat. I was thinking maybe I'll go to everybody's bikes and surreptitiously let air out of their tubes so they run about 35 psi.

Probably won't help.

kew said...

In the end, we will all be friends again.

Unless I finish last. Then you're all dead to me.

gravy said...

Even Bobbie? Should I just call the police now?

kew said...

Bobbie will have to learn to cook, clean and do all the yardwork herself.

I will still be a dad to Kade, though.

KimC said...

all I have to say, is that someone on another team, tried to involve me in some race tactics that would cause incredible friction for some opposing teammates...I'm not sure if I'm game or not...oh the drama!!!!

Adrian_O said...

$100 on one of these teams!

Bob K said...

More importantly, where are we going for breakfast after the race?

gravy said...

Breakfest!!!?

THE FOX!!!!! or all bets are off!

KimC said...

I cast my vote for The Fox!

kew said...

You guys assume we'll want to hang out with each other afterward?


KimC: I hope the race tactics you're referring to are not coming from my teammate (unless they don't involve me, then go for it).

Bob K said...

FOX sounds good to me!

KimC said...

keep guessing Kevin...I'll never tell...hope you sleep well tonite! ;)

Bob K said...

Kevin - tell your wife you are going to withhold the nookie if you don't win.

That should do it.

kew said...

That thought crossed my mind Bob. I hope it doesn't come to that.

nicol said...

You better check your cupboards for itching powder or something like that, Kew.

gravy said...

Ow ow ow!!!! I think I just skwonked my arterial corpusal in my right fibilating tellingitis!

I don't think I can make it!

kew said...

You'll not only be there Gravy, you will kick ass.

That's already been decided.

Bob K said...

Actually, my teammate was complaining of a pulled muscle in his groin today. Hope he can make it - if not, then I'll come watch anyway, I guess.

nicol said...

Well, that was quite enjoyable to watch this morning. Thank you. You all did a fantastical job!

gravy said...

Just so you all know... kew and I easily beat you all to the FOX. We know how to win!