Saturday, March 27, 2010

BTT Teachable Moments

By Audrey Perlow

Listed below are three teachable moments from BTT’s finest. And I’ll be honest, these submissions are all from my fellow BTT rookies. I expect to hear from the veterans next go around!! There is NO WAY you have raced blunder-free all these years!

**One, treat your fellow racers with respect and dignity.

Here is a BTT rookie (on the left) in his first triathlon coming into the finishing shoot with authority:

(Though it is a race ,he recognizes this was “a bit much”)

**Two, wear proper race equipment.

In one new BTTers first race he headed on to the run portion of the race with his bike helmet on (with the visor on it). He eventually handed the goods off to a spectator. This same triathlete later headed out onto the bike portion of his first iron distance race with cleat covers on his shoes. Said cleat covers did not clip into his pedals!

**Three, always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.

“I had a 1 hour 10 minute swim split at Timberman 1/2. My girlfriend called the life guard.”

I’m taking guesses for BTTers 2 and 3 above. You’ve got my e-mail address in your e-mail archives!

e-mail your guesses to Audrey Perlow

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

BTT Donates to World Bicycle Relief

BTT is pleased to announce that with the proceeds from the 2nd Annual BTT Indoor Time Trial on February 21st, we were able to donate $750 to the World Bicycle Relief Foundation. This is enough money to ensure that over 5 more students in Zambia will be able to bike to school versus walk – as the money will go towards World Bicycle Relief’s Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program (BEEP) that will deliver 50,000 bicycles to rural Zambia to improve education access.

Read about it on their blog:

Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen: Blackstone Valley Human Performance, Landry's Bikes in Boston, BTT volunteers, Boston Performance Coaching, CycleOps, Marathon Physical Therapy, Marathon Sports, and OWater!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

BTT Newsletter - Q1 2010

Click here to read our first quarterly sponsor newsletter of 2010 - great stuff already happening this year!

We'd also like to formally welcome two new sponsors to the BTT family: The Asgard/Kinsale restaurants and Turtle Mountain (So Delicious products).

A BIG thank you to BTT'ers Shay Pokress and Krista Schepanovsky for putting this newsletter together (and to Dave Mak for getting it linked up).


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

BTT Indoor Time Trial Results for 2010

The results for the BTT Indoor Time-Trial held at Landry's Bicycles in Boston on 21 Feb 2010 are posted here:

Congratulations to all competitors, and thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who made it possible!