While I'm no democracy enthusiast, I can't say how anyone can justify lifetime appointments for 9 privileged individuals who determine law for 315 million people. Actually, it's truly only 5 people. 5 people act on behalf of all of us. And we revere this 'democracy' as some template of excellence. What a joke. A quote I read yesterday summed it up, "We don't have a disobedience problem in this country...we have an obedience problem." Couldn't agree more. The sheer lack of critical analysis to any/all institutions (much less the petty rulings) is astounding. But...time to get prepped for that 4th of July parade!!! Ugh. And this is why I spend more time with books than people.
Moving on...below are some pics from the race (professional photos not yet released). And also the Garmin stats. Both Doran and I had the run at .15 long exactly. Other than that, I started the bike Garmin about 1/3 mile or so into the race and didn't stop it until I was running out of transition for the run. Click on more details on the bottom right to see more...enjoy.
Coming into the finish.
Giving Doran a hug in the finish chute.
Comparing watch/data. We're both like...that run was longgggg...right?!?
The wrist attire of a triathlete.
Us 2 and Matty Reed. Awesome dude. Super friendly and approachable. Only guy bigger than me at the race site!!