Entries by William Dyson

My First Triathlon – Dead Last, Still a Winner

Experiences from your first triathlon We put out a challenge on Rookie Tri Facebook for triathletes to submit a story about their first triathlon. The goal was to show individuals thinking about completing Rookie Triathlon as their first that they can make it happen! As with anything in life, the first time you do something […]

Removing and Replacing Pedals

Learn about properly removing and replacing your pedals This task sounds really easy (but isn’t always). Removing or replacing pedals is one of the bike maintenance projects that most will attempt at one time or another. Reasons for removing or replacing pedals include traveling for an event like Rookie Triathlon (in which your pedals need […]

Secure Your Bike and Protect it from Unwanted Riders

Properly secure your bike and make sure it stays yours Just about everyone transports their bike from home to wherever they ride. So what do you do with your bike when you stop at a convenience store to get a drink? What if you make a quick stop on the way home to grab dinner? […]

8 Security Tips for Your Bike

Protect your precious bike with these 8 security tips The cycling/triathlon community is relatively small. You probably know someone whose bike was stolen. Maybe you’ve had your bike stolen. The offseason is the perfect time to re-evaluate your bike security. Protect your triathlon investment as you train for Rookie Triathlon, the first tri of your […]

4 Reasons to Run the Austin Marathon 5K

Whether you’re new to running or searching for a winter goal race, the Austin Marathon 5K is for you! This event takes place on Feb. 17th in downtown Austin and runs entirely on South Congress Ave. Register for the 5K to be a part of Austin’s premier running event. Run solo or with a group […]

New Swim Equipment, Now What?

See improvement in the water when you properly use your new swim equipment Congrats! You just registered for Rookie Triathlon, the first triathlon of your life! Time to start training for the 300m swim. Purchasing swim equipment will help you improve in the water. Once you get all of your swim equipment, you probably have […]

Bicycle Helmets: The Breakdown

Bicycle helmets only work if you wear them correctly That’s not breaking news, but anyone that’s new to triathlon might not think they’re necessary. Well, they are and you need to make sure the one you purchase is effective. Especially if you’ve started training for Rookie Triathlon, the first triathlon of your life!  Why wear […]

Importance of Post-Workout Recovery Foods/Drinks

Recovery foods/drinks provide many post-workout benefits Most endurance athletes recognize that it’s important to eat and drink within an hour or so after completing a workout to promote muscle recovery. Recovery foods and drinks provide the body with what’s needed to begin muscle refueling, rehydration, muscle/tissue repair, and inflammation control. With some exceptions, just about […]

7 Steps to a Clean Bike

Not only does a clean bike look great, but it also performs better, lasts longer, and is easier to maintain Perhaps you haven’t cleaned your bike all triathlon season. Maybe you just went on a long ride and it rained on you. It might be the end of your season and you’re putting your bike […]

Basic Home Mechanic Tool List

Perform general maintenance yourself with this home mechanic tool list Maintaining your own bike can be fun, but it can also be confusing. What do I need? Are certain sizes needed? Where can I find these items? Below is a recommended home mechanic tool list for general maintenance of the average road or off-road bike. * […]