Entries by William Dyson

Preventing Flat Tires

Use these tips to prevent flat tires Tired of monkeying around with flat tires? Then check out these prevention tips: What’s the number one cause of tire problems? If you guessed too little air pressure, then you’re right. Having a good floor pump is essential in helping to prevent flats. The pumps usually include gauges. […]

My First Real Bike: The One that Started it All

You won’t find many triathletes who can’t remember their first real bike Some of the High Five Events staff were chatting about bikes the other day during lunch. Then the inevitable happened: we started reminiscing about our first real bike. For some, their first real bike experience took place many years ago. One staff member […]

4 Reasons to Register for Jack’s Generic Triathlon

If you’re on the fence, these 4 reasons will push you to register for JGT You’ve debated registering for Jack’s Generic Triathlon for some time now. Friends are racing. Your triathlon club will be there. You plan to register, just haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Why? Perhaps you forgot, maybe it slipped your mind. Every time […]

Why You Should Wear Sunglasses When Riding Your Bike

Wearing sunglasses when riding isn’t just for looking cool In addition to looking hip, wearing sunglasses regularly can have several benefits. This applies to running, hanging at the beach, driving a car, and especially riding your bike. If you have some sweet specs that make you look cool, all the better! We recommend the UA Igniter II […]

4 Motivational Quotes that will Reignite Your Training Flame

These motivational quotes will get you over the hump It happens to us all. Rookies and Veterans. Young and old. Fast and… not as fast. There isn’t an athlete in this world who has a great race or the perfect workout every single time. Life happens. Kids get sick. Work calls and you have to travel […]

Texas Tri Series – One Down, Three Remain

The 2018 Texas Tri Series is underway The Texas Tri Series consists of four triathlons (first of which was Rookie Tri) that take place in and around the Austin area. You can participate in the Texas Tri Series (for free!) as an athlete or a volunteer. If you completed Rookie Tri on Sunday, May 6th, […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 9: My First Triathlon

I did it, I completed my first triathlon Back in January, I committed to my first triathlon, 2018 Rookie Triathlon. What began as a small idea quickly turned into a side bet complete with trash talk and a race-day following that formally introduced triathlon to newbies. I was fortunate to have one of the best triathletes in […]

Thank You 2018 Rookie Tri Volunteers

Huge thank you to the Rookie Tri volunteers for making Year 15 amazing Thank you to everyone who donated their time and energy to help us have a great event. The 2018 Rookie Tri was a success and we couldn’t have done it without our awesome volunteers! Our 15th anniversary wouldn’t have gone as smoothly […]

15th Annual Rookie Tri Introduces Hundreds to Triathlon

Huge finish line festival capped off 15th annual Rookie Tri celebration On Sunday, May 6th, nearly 800 Rookies and Veterans participated in the 15th Annual Rookie Tri at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in Austin, Texas. Temperatures were ideal for those competing in their first ever triathlon or the first triathlon of their season. Rookies, those […]

Rookie Triathlete: Part 8: Rookie Nerves

My Rookie nerves finally kicked in at packet pickup I knew Rookie nerves would kick in, I just didn’t know when. There’s something about a new endeavor that riles up your insides. Throw in the fact that my coach, Paul “Barny” Matthews, is a world-class triathlete and the nerves become amplified. Don’t forget that I might be […]