Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Bizarro Duathlon 10/31/2009

The Bizarro Duathlon is back and just as crazy as ever! The event takes place this Saturday, October 31st. The Austin Duathletes are doing their part to keep the Austin area weird by hosting the reverse order duathlon consisting of a 15 mile bike, 2 mile run, and finally a 15 mile bike out in Smithville, TX. Athletes have the option to race in Halloween costumes (not required).

How does the reverse duathlon order work?
You will start on the bike, rather than the run. Transition will work exactly as a traditional duathlon, rack your bike and run. Following the run, you will transition back to the bike and complete to complete the course. Directions for how to rack your bike and retrieve your stuff from transition following the race will be provided in the race packets.

You can register online here. The cost to register for individuals is $35 and $55 for Relays. **Please note: Registration fees will increase by $10 if you register at packet pickup. ***

Athletes can also register during packet pick up hours between 10am and 6pm Friday, October 30th. Packet pickup will take place here at Jack and Adam's.

For more information about the event check out the Bizzaro Duathlon site here: Austin duathletes .

To contact the Event Director:
Event Director: Brianna Smith
Phone: (512) 673-6154

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tentative 2010 Event Lineup

The 2009 Texas Tri Series wrapped up Sunday with the Longhorn Ironman 70.3. Luckily the race had beautiful weather, because cleaning up the site on Monday in the pouring rain and cold was totally miserable. With most of the 2009 multi-sport season behind us, we know many of you are already looking forward to 2010 and trying to set your calendar. Below is the tentative event schedule for 2010. It is subject to change, but we're pretty sure the dates of the triathlons will not move. The lineup will be officially announced at the Texas Tri Series finisher party on November 14th. Registrations will go live December 1st.

Feb. & March: We might add some totally new events. Stay tuned.
April 20th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
May 9th: The Pure Sport Rookie Triathlon
May 16th: Skeese Greets Women's Triathlon
May 18th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
June 15th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
July 11th: Couples Triathlon
July 20th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
August 1st: Jack's Generic Tri
August 17th: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
Sept. 6th: The AVIA Austin Triathlon
Sept. 21st: Pure Austin Splash-n-Dash
Nov. 20-21st: The Dirty Du


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Jack & Adam's Shop Hours Sunday October 25th

Jack & Adam's will be closed for the Longhorn 70.3 Triathlon, Sunday, October 25th. If you are not racing please come to the race to volunteer or spectate.

Have a great weekend!

J&A 70.3 Longhorn EXPO

Jack & Adam's will be out at the 70.3 Longhorn EXPO this weekend with nutritional items and tri accessories to purchase just in case you forgot something for the race. We will also have all wetsuits on clearance sale as well as shoes on clearance sale. Stop in to check it out or to just say hi.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

J&A in Afghanistan

Recently posted on the Jack & Adam's Facebook page is this picture of Josiah Coder wearing his J&A t-shirt at his Combat Out-Post in Afghanistan.

Josiah writes: "Me riding the only bike on our Combat Out-Post in Afghanistan. I was stationed in a remote area with very little re-supply. Our only spin bike really helped me keep my legs strong for the long walks up and down the mountains. Over my left shoulder you can see the bullet holes from our recent fire fights."

Thanks, Josiah!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My First Visit to the Shop

Today mom and I drove down to the shop for my first visit. On the way down she assured me I'd meet a lot of new friends and would see some cool things. I was a little skeptical at first, thinking this was a devious way of convincing me to go on her adventures with her.

As we walked in the door we were welcomed by a friendly staff who all seemed excited to see me. Not only was the staff friendly, the customers were running over to say hello also. I felt like a rock star.

I was happy to see the bike shop has more bikes than our garage. I'd been getting a little worried about my parent's bike collection. I assume there will come a day when they leave me behind to hop on one of those two wheeled contraptions.

Since I don't like being left behind I asked Thomas to measure me for one of the bikes. Unfortunately, my diaper makes it impossible to get an accurate stand over height measurement. I'll have to wait until I'm potty trained for a correct measurement, I've put that on my to-do list for my second birthday.

I told Drew I like the new shop jersey and asked when we'd be getting one in my size. Apparently there is no such thing as an infant tri-top. I'm working on my get-rich-quick plan to design one. With all the new babies at the shop I'm sure they'd be a hot item.

The mechanics were very nice although none of them wanted to hold me. Mom said that was okay since they all had dirty hands from working so hard on all the bikes. Thankfully the other members of the staff were nice enough to give me some attention.

I liked the shop a lot, I think I'll go back. I hear the Jack guy is really nice too. I'm looking forward to meeting him very soon.

- Leah Garel


Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Cool Weather Products!

Now that the blistering heat of summer has passed, keep an eye out for awesome new products as the cold season approaches. Argyle arm-warmers and socks from De Feet maintain sophistocated look during the toughest runs and rides. We also have daisy prints for your inner flower child!

For those who have cold feet, we also have wool socks from De Feet. They are completely seamless to minimize chafing while the wool fibers will keep you warm and dry.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fit For Free with Fox 7 News

Thanks to Fox 7 News Loriana Hernandez and Magic 95.5 Terri McCormick for stopping by Jack & Adam's Bicycles yesterday to talk about the free core class held every Monday & Wednesday night at 5:30 at the shop. It's part of Fox 7 News "Fit for Free" segment. Here's the video from that live broadcast:

Here is a list of other get fit for free events you can find at Jack & Adam's Bicycles:
Monday -@ 5:30pm core workout
Tuesday @ 5:20 pm -- run
Wed @ 5:30 pm core
Sat @ 7:30 am: easy run
Sun @ 8:30 am: ride

Come join the fun!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Closed for ACL Festival

Jack and Adam's Bicycles will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2nd -4th for ACL Fest. We will re-open on Monday, Oct 6th at 10AM. We apologize for any inconvenience


Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Happenings

Here's a list of some of the fun stuff happening in the Tri community in October:

Fri-Sun, Oct 2-4: Austin City Limits Festival - Jack & Adam's Bicycles is closed these days.

Saturday, October 10: Hawaii Ironman World Championship

Saturday, October 10: Lake Travis Relay

Sunday, October 11: Sweatin' Burnt Orange Bicycle Tour

Sunday, October 18: IBM Uptown Classic 10k (First race of the Distance Challenge)

Sunday, October 25: Colin's Hope Kid's Tri

Sunday, October 25: Longhorn Half Iron

Sunday, October 25: Livestrong Challenge

Saturday, October 31: HALLOWEEN

Saturday, October 31: The Bizarro Du