I just wanted to pass this along. I had the privilege of racing in the
Duke Liver Center half-ironman yesterday which was a wonderful race and
I really enjoyed it. If you are intersted in doing this race next year,
sign up early as it will likely fill up even more quickly next year.
During the bike segment of the race, I witnessed a particular indiviual
repeatedly sitting on wheels for longer than 15 seconds. It wasn't the
Plantadis-style of drafting which seems more like a team trial, but
rather pushing the rules. Siting on a wheel for 2 or 3 minutes,
passing, then getting passed back and sitting on the guy's wheel again.
I even said something to the individual (who happens to be an
aquaintance). To make a long story short, the guy actually got caught
by the single(?) draft marshal and assessed a penalty. You cannot
imagine my elation when I heard the news. It was very similar to that
feeling you get when you're driving on the interstate and someone passes
you at 30+ mph over the posted speed limit and 5 miles later you see
them pulled over in front of a State Trooper. Wonderful!
If the draft marshal from yesterday is reading this, and I think he may
be, thank you, thank you, thank you!
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