Monday, October 30, 2006

Great Floridian Triathlon

UC Law 98-er, Jim Lopez, is too modest to admit this, but the word on the street is that he completed this event, which is pretty sick.

The Male Results finishers list does show a "James Lopez" from Washington DC. He swam 2.4 miles in 1:26, then biked 112 miles in 7:24, and then ran a 5:18 marathon, which means he spent 14 hours 32 minutes swimming, biking, and running, or about as long as Ewald spent in class in law school.



At Monday, October 30, 2006 6:42:00 PM, Blogger michael budelsky said...

Damn impressive, James.

Other things that have lasted/taken 14 hours and 32 minutes:

Bud watching the Lord of the Rings director's cut DVD trilogy. Dork.

Moose's marathon cat-grooming sessions.

Calaway in bed. Oh wait, that was 14.32 seconds.

Huffman's best time driving from Anchorage to Cincinnati.

Amount of time it took for Clark and Basten to lose all of their money during the 1998 Vegas trip from the time they left Cincinnati (including the 9 hour flight and 5 hour drive through the desert from LA to Vegas).

At Monday, October 30, 2006 9:16:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

First of all, I did watch all three Director's Cut of the Lord of the Rings. In the theatre. With Michael Frey. It did take about that long. And I probably gained what James lost. Secondly, I think that it would take me two and half weeks to complete the same thing. James, if I want to compete inthat next year what do I need to do. Right here and now I am challenging Clark and Bud.

At Tuesday, October 31, 2006 4:32:00 PM, Blogger michael budelsky said...

Please, Calaway. You'd have no chance. As the only member of this group to actually have run a marathon AND defeat Clark in an armwrestling contest (I'm not really sure where I'm going with this, I just wanted to get those two points out).

I have grave reservations that either of you two could swim 2.4 laps, let alone 2.4 miles (approximately 170 laps), and I really don't want to have to be the one to explain to your wives that you have sunk to the bottom of the Ohio River (presumably, we would be doing our triathalon in Cincinnati).

At Tuesday, October 31, 2006 5:00:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

If you want further evidence, go here:

And enter the last name "Lopez." You have to scroll through some real Lopez's before you get to our Lopez.

Interestingly, there is a Kentucky Ironman, for those of you so inclined.

At Wednesday, November 01, 2006 11:50:00 AM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

I was discussing this with Chavez. It is doubtful that any of us could finish a full triathlon. But I would be willing to compete in a mini-triathlon against the likes of Clark and Bud. But all three of us must compete.

At Thursday, November 02, 2006 4:01:00 PM, Blogger Hammond Law Group LLC said...

I am perectly willing to promote, mock, and take book on this event, in the unlikely event that all three agree to participate.


At Thursday, November 02, 2006 6:05:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

perhaps the little miami triathlon is more up calaway and clark's alley...

instead of swimming, this race includes kayaking (or canoe if teams of two i think)

this race requires: 6 mile canoe (or kayak?), 5.5 mile run, and an 18 mile bike race in that order

not sure of 2007 dates yet

- beamer

At Saturday, November 04, 2006 9:31:00 PM, Blogger Montyesq said...

I actually did the little miame triathalon 3 times...both the spring and the fall of 1992 and the spring of 1993. I'm up for one 14 years later...who wants to be my parnter?

At Sunday, November 05, 2006 10:19:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

I am so up for the Little Miami Triathlon. Do you have to compete in teams? Because Monty/Clark/Calaway/Budelsky sounds like two potential teams. And I will say that I would love to see Team Ammer.

At Monday, November 06, 2006 11:59:00 AM, Blogger michael budelsky said...

Keep me posted about the date for this thing, because I LOVE the idea of the team competition.

I think that the rest of us can all agree that James (and probably Max) would not be allowed to compete.

At Monday, November 06, 2006 1:06:00 PM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

Max and james can compete, they just can't be listed on the odds board. Go to
there are a ton of events to embarass ourselves. Maybe if we paired Moose with James.

At Tuesday, November 07, 2006 3:39:00 PM, Blogger beam said...

the little miami thing is held 2x per year -- the 2007 dates are not out that i know of -- 2006 had an event in june and in october. it used to require teams of two for canoeing, but now you can do a one person thing and kayak instead.

dave and i would probably be up for a team competition...

At Friday, November 10, 2006 7:35:00 PM, Blogger Hammond Law Group LLC said...

Is Lopez allowed to carry me?

At Wednesday, January 03, 2007 10:53:00 AM, Blogger UCLaw98 said...

Finally read this post. Very funny. Don't want to know how Bud came up with Calaway's 14.32 seconds.

Seriously, all of you could do the full tri with the right preparation. I couldn't have done it without Ewald hooking me up with a buddy who knows a guy who knows Floyd Landis.

Max of course did the opposite by making the event impossible. If you search for "huffman" pictures at the website you will notice something strange about his rear axle and crank. No gears, meaning the bike has no fly wheel and is essentially what we all first rode as kids, without the baseball cards in the spokes to mimic an engine (wish I hadn't done that to Don Gullett, could be worth something now), Day-glo banana seat and, if you're Moose, spangled ribbons dangling from the handlebars. essentially


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