Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Clearwater, Florida: Ironman Pre-Race Photos

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Clearwater, Florida: Ironman Pre-Race Photos Tuner Tent Shop Repair

This must be what the caravans of old were like. Everything needed to keep the wagon train moving had to come along for the trip. At extended stops, entire tent workshops are setup to offer repair and maintenance services. The Ironman event was no different. There were several large tents filled with gear and the men and women who would apply them to the bicycles. Very cool.

And if I haven't said it already, my respect and admiration to the participants of the Ironman Race. They all worked very hard to get here, and to participate. Hats off to them!
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Clearwater, Florida: 2009 FOSTER GRANT IRONMAN Pre-Race Photos

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Clearwater Beach, Florida: Ford 2009 FOSTER GRANT IRONMAN Pre-Race Photos
Clearwater Beach, Florida: Ford 2009 FOSTER GRANT IRONMAN Pre-Race Photos
More great pre-race photos of athletes and preparations for the 2009 Clearwater Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3. Everywhere I went, I saw scenes like this one, with athletes partially or fully dressed in race day garb, talking with people that I imagined might be coaches, friends, supporters, family, or just interested spectators. What with 55 countries represented, you can imagine the wide selection of languages, dialects and accents to be heard as I wondered about. It was deliciously worldly and diverse.

And speaking of delicious and diverse... if you click on the photo above, of the colorful shoes on their feet, you will see something that made me laugh out loud. The man on the left is wearing very special socks indeed. The writing says "save the ta-tas"!!! It's true! Click on the picture and read it for yourself if you don't believe me. Well, I knew from the ribbon that it had to be related to some sort of breast cancer awareness campaign. And of course it is. As soon as I mentioned it to some friends, they told me all about it, and that I was, again, late to the game. Well, I know SOME of you out there might not know about it, so I am telling you now, and because I think it's really cool, I am including a link to the website. SO click this link if you are interested in checking out the Save The Ta-Tas website.

Click this link to read about the 2009 Clearwater Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 on their website.

Oh, and did I mention that the 2009 FOSTER GRANT IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 70.3 was presented by Ford. Yup, they had quite an impressive display down there at Pier 60. They had numerous cars on display, including the Taurus SHO, the Escape hybrid, and the sweet looking Ford Flex pictured below. That baby got back, eh? Oh yeah. It might seem a little boxy, but I think it's kind of cool looking. This one certainly caught my eye! According to the Edmunds.com website, the MSRP starts at $28,550. Click this link if you want to check out the 2010 Ford Flex on the Ford website. If you click this link, you can read the Edmunds.com review of the 2010 Ford Flex.

Clearwater Beach, Florida: Ford 2009 FOSTER GRANT IRONMAN Pre-Race Photos
I don't want to bore you... but I do lots of pictures to share... so come back tomorrow and I will share at least a few more Clearwater Beach Ironman photos.
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If you would like to see more of this area, check out Dunedin Daily Photo, and Clearwater Beach Daily Photo. If you enjoy photography, check out my photography blog. Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater, Florida!
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