On the Friday that she had to leave for Oceanside 70.3, Alison Chavez took her bike out for her first ride since San Juan 70.3 (two weeks ago). To her dismay, it sounded like her wheels were quacking at her. Uh-oh…
She rushed her bike to TriLAB, where they discovered her wheel was missing a spacer, rendering it useless. Long story short, our TriLAB – Redondo Beach mechanic, Karl Rebbetoy was able to manufacture a temporary fix, and Alison was able to race.
When asked what got Alison through her race at Oceanside, after having just finished 70.3 miles in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and her wheel ordeal, she said was community was her inspiration. The course was very windy, which was most challenging on the bike course. To get through the difficulties, she kept thinking that she not only owed it to herself, but to all her training partners and our mechanics here at TriLAB for making sure she was honest with her training and that her bike would be in good working order for the race.
The bike was grueling, but Alison was able to truck through the run with her tired legs with self-reminders of her community inspiration.
Dig deep and go… Congratulations, Alison!