MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete




It’s Been a Long Time, I Shouldn’t Have Left You…

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Without a dope beat to step to.

There are some things I just can’t change. I can’t seem to stop referencing songs in my posts, tweets, or conversations. I love music, and sometimes I just have to quote a lyric or two. Another thing I can’t seem to do: blog regularly. Admittedly, the whole Twitting project has been fun, will continue to be fun, and has taken a bit of my blog time. But I ain’t gone yet!

Lately in Austin we’ve been signing a bit of Zeppelin or Stevie Ray Vaughn. Take your pick: “If it keeps on raining, the levee’s going to break,” OR, “It’s floodin’ down in Texas…” Either way you chose it, we’ve gotten a bit wet and cold. I’m not complaining though; it’s been the only bad weather we’ve had all winter. No complaints.

However, one thing that always guarantees rainfall is a new bike. And I got one. New bike= wet and dirty roads, guaranteed. (There are no guarantees, I know.)

Why a new bike? Good question, astute reader. Javelin has been my steed of choice for four years. The company has been super supportive of my goals, my racing, my training, and everything. The bike is a great piece of equipment, and I rode it well. However, recent times have seen a bit of “disappearance” by Javelin from the Tri Scene. For good or for bad, the changes they are making have left me feeling like I wanted to be on board with a triathlon bike company that is going places.

Enter Kestrel.

Kestrel is, and always has been, an innovator in the triathlon world. They have been making cool, unique, and fast bikes for many years. And they have plans to return to the forefront of triathlon, and I plan to help them do so.

Below are some photos of my new ride, before its first trip outdoors. Zane at Jack and Adam’s has been fitting me on bikes since, oh, about 1999. He knows me, and he has helped me evolve my fit over time. He’s good, and he has me all set up! Thanks, bro, and thanks to Jack for everything, and to James for building up this bad boy.

Since I’ve gotten all thanky-thanky on this post, I’d like to send out a big, fat Gracias to Steven Harad for bringing me on the Kestrel team. We’re going to have a great year!
No, my saddle is not too high, my leg is locked out on purpose.
just wait til start moving

close up!
Now I’m moving angry-style

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