Here's the route:
I only had time for two training rides before the event so I'm really quite impressed with how well I did. I finished the entire course in 50 mins 43 seconds with two stops, once because I noticed that I put the front wheel on backwards and once because the chain came off after some serious downshifting.
Pics on the bike:
Turns out that there were two Jones teams represented. The fable I heard is that Willy asked Evan to do the run. Evan refused, of course. There was some bantering about physical conditioning and age that resulted in Wil pledging to do the bike on his 15 year old Panasonic road bike. Yes folks, I said a Panasonic road bike, baby blue with yellow electrical tape handlebars, rear view mirror, kickstand and all. I kid you not.
Evan then ante'd up and committed to do the run. It's only 3 miles after all.... Team one was the Jones Boys with Clark on the Swim, Wilford on the bike and Evan on the run.
Team two was the son-in-laws, Stephanie in the pool (Matt was self conscious in a speedo I hear and wussed out, something about Phelpsy boy having nothin on him...), Kimball on the bike and Dan with the fleet feet.
It wouldn't be a Jones event without a few game time changes and I didn't know whether Matt or Stephanie would swim so my boss, Shawn, came and did the swim as well for Team In-Laws. Honorable mention goes to Laura who did the bike on her mtn bike "just for fun."
What Shawn looks like on early Saturday mornings...
All the participants... can you guess who is the "Official Timekeeper" of the True Grit Triathalon? And who are the chearleaders?
And the last shot is Benson getting into the act...
It was really well done for a ward function in it's 3rd year. Fmr. Sandy Mayor Steve Newton is responsible for putting it all together, and props go out to Steve and his slew of volunteers who painted the street corners, followed in cars, held clipboards and stopwatches and prepared bagels and gatorade. Thank you.
Of all the final thoughts I'll say that if there is a Wil, there's a way. Wil Jones & Laura get the most respect in my book for riding that in only 10 mins more than me with a Panasonic and a fat tire bike . Wow.
Edit: 9/27/08 Added pics