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Best in the West a humbling experience 30 years after last tri


September 13, 2016

The guy loading ultra-high-tech bikes onto his SUV in the parking lot at Sunnyside Park Saturday told me all I needed to know about triathlons: “This sport will humble you.”

He knew what he was talking about. He obviously was a regular participant, given his gear and the fact that he and his buddy were discussing a recent Ironman (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, 26.2-mile run) they’d finished.

This little Best in the West sprint event they did Saturday morning had to be a walk in the park.

For me, though, 30-plus years removed from my last tri, it proved to be, well, humbling....

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