Monthly Archives: June 2008

2008 Baku Triathlon and Hash House Harriers

When I was asked to come and spend a couple of days in Baku to address some issues on our projects the timing could not have been better. Not only did it fill a few days between my meetings in Paris and my mission to China, but more importantly it meant that I could participate in the Baku triathlon!

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Triathlon on a Folding Bike: The Reach Road

After Ironman Korea last year I decided to do Ironman Switzerland in Zurich this year.  I changed my countries at the World Bank to  the South Caucasus countries at the beginning of the year and I realized that there would be no way that I could take my regular triathlon bike (a Cervelo P3 with Head H3 wheels–the sexiest bike around) since I would be moving around so much.  This proved to be prescient as my trip before the race is: Washington-Munich-Yerevan-Paris-Baku-Beijing-Wuhan-Beijing-Munich-Frankfurt-Baku-Tbilisi-Zurich. Whew. It is tiring just to write about it.  I therefore decided that I needed to get a folding bike and do something I’ve never seen before: a triathlon on a folding bike.

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