Contrary to what I've been telling folks since the Bradbury 12 last year, I have decided to not contest the solo geared race this year (a change from going solo ss for the last couple of years). I simply don't have the miles in the legs this year to do well in the race. Could I finish? Absolutely. Would I finish well and enjoy myself? Unlikely. So with that in mind, I proposed to King Alby that we pair up and be a thorn in the side of perennial 2-person and overall champion Andrew Freye. Alby and I are quite the clever little couple and spent days going back and forth on what to call our team.
Here are some of the options:
Freye You Laters
Penis Freye Trap (this was my obvious favorite)
Andrew Freye's Trap
Pork Fleye'd Lice (with a little asian racism thrown in for good measure)
There was also some talk about hairy European armpits but I'm not entirely sure what that had to do with anything other than complete juvenile behavior. In the end, Alby decided he valued his career (I guess he's respectable???) more than a potentially offensive name so we settled on (and by settled on I mean Alby registered us and told me after...) "The Freye Swatters". Now, lets just hope Andrew actually races this year otherwise this will all seem just plain silly. Either way though, we'll still be able to annoy my buddy clint who is already reg'd.
Speaking of silly names, Marcy and a couple of friends have registered for this weekend's tri as a three person team. Marcy and her two friends are all scientists so you know that name is going to be a hoot right? The only thing worse than asking a group of scientists to come up with a clever name is to ask a group of engineers to come up with ANYTHING clever. I kid (mostly) of course, but in my office I refer to engineers as the place good ideas go to die. Anyway, I'm off topic and probably pissing off some of my engineering type readers (even more off topic. have you ever noticed how many jobs are labeled "engineer". my man alby is an applications engineer. whatever the hell that is. I'm guessing it involves applying lube to porn stars members. but that's just a guess) and it's time to piss off some scientist type readers....
Can I get back on topic here? So, marcy's team went around in circles on their names as well trying to tie each of their specialties into the name. Part of Marcy's job is pathology so they used that, one of the other team members deals with fish landings and the other study smelts (I always thought it was smelled or smells). I turned my nose up at their first couple of attempts but their final "Landing the Pathological Smelts" has a certain ring to it. Could be a good punk band.