Monday, September 1, 2008


Yesterday I participated in the Dick Evans Memorial Road Race. This is a 112 mile bike race that was once called the "Around O'ahu Bike Race" and was the inspiration for the first Ironman Triathlon back in 1978. It was renamed the Dick Evan Memorial Road Race in 1983 to honor the memory of one of Hawaii's best cyclists who was killed while training on his bike.

The race was fun but grueling. At the start we got rained on pretty good and it was wet for a good portion of the race. The race was controlled until we got to Kunia Road and then it was opened up for racing. This is also where we had our first crash. Other notable occurances on Kunia Road...ran into some familiar faces going the other direction (Ben, Dev, and Brandon).

It was a good race, won by The Bike Factory's Carl Brooks. I finished in just over 6 hours which I think is pretty good for my first race of this distance and I did the entire race without stopping.

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