Triathlon is awesome- it's not just exercise. 🎥 ⬇️
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Got asked to make this so many times, finally caved. THE RV TOUR full video link in my bio.
This is my 1987 Winnebago Elandan featured on the cover of the 2018 Triathlete Magazine "Adventure Issue". It’s my baby, and I’ve poured my heart into it. For those who haven’t been following along since the beginning, I bought the RV while camping out of my van in St. George, Utah last year. I paid $4000 for it, and lived and trained out of it for a month before driving it home to Portland, Oregon, where I slowly, but completely refurbished it, with the help of my Dad and whole family. I’m a big fan of simplicity, and built it out as my ultimate home on wheels. I travel a lot as a triathlete, and I grew sick of opening and cancelling leases, and decided I needed something more "permanent" to take with me and serve my needs. I listened to an awesome podcast with Yvon Chouinard the other day and he shared his philosophy of “only have very few things, but have very nice things”. That’s what I’m going for. I hope you dig it, and see you at the races!
@teamwurtele: the original RV triathletes, my inspiration and favorite people.
#triathlontraining #triathletemagazine #winnebago #vanlife #triathlon_world
The old girl and I just set the record for most unique @triathletemag cover ever. If you’re not subscribed, head to the magazine section and pick one up. I talked with Triathlete all about my vision/hopes for Triathlon, and how I keep my job as a pro feeling adventurous and fun, having been racing for 17 years now. And from what @outer_elements tells me, there are a ton more sweet pictures on the inside. #triathlete #triathletelife #vintagemotorhome #argon18bike #lovethepain_official #winnebago
Starting to feel the itch to get back on the TT bike! First non-draft races of the season:
Huntington Beach @escapeseriestri
St. Anthony’s Triathlon
1. (of a process or system) characterized by constant change, activity, or progress.
a force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process. #triathlete #triathlon #triathlonlife #ironmantri #ironmantriathlon #athletics #athletic #sportsphotography #triathlonphotography #triathlonphoto #endurance #endurancetraining #enduranceracing #3athlonlife #cycling #triathlon_in_the_worlid #tricommunity #triathlonlife #sports_of_our_world #tri365 #beijingtri #argon18bike #redbull
“Foot out, flat out” was the theme for today. All the details in my story. The rush of dirt/gravel downhills on road tires... unbeatable. Best power numbers I’ve had on a four hour ride in years, all thanks to being stoked out of my mind. #footoutflatout @ganter1010
Chris was in town to scope out the @belgianwaffleride route, and I was team road bike on the road bike vs CX bike experiment. #footyfortheboys #gravelride #flow #belgianwaffleride
I just read about Dan Empfield’s vision for what I’ve been calling “overland Triathlon” for a while now.
Article is on Slowtwitch.com.
Just like "Solstice Sessions", covering whatever terrain may come, distances and traditional order of events be damned. My vision was always to someday make Solstice Sessions (or a similar route) a race.. here we go! #roadoptional #overlandtriathlon #adventure #triathlon #fromwhereiride
Streaming now: all killer, no filler edit from @ganter1010 and my gravel exploration back in November. (Link in bio)
Trying something new with this video.. My Dad and I filmed, and then @chadmooney85 did all the editing, since I’m flat on my back with the training volume right now. Let me know what you think
#argon18bike #rolfprima #feedyouradventure #gravelride #gravelbike
Sunday aftermath. Also known as Monday vibes. #mondaymotivation #lacking #chillvibes #vanlife
Side note: 10 minutes later I walked into Best Buy with this outfit on and bought a new cell. I wasn’t anticipating a shattered phone when I texted my Dad, “If I haven’t called in 5 hours, send a search party.” I was half kidding.
Just hit a major milestone with my guy @outer_elements
We worked together on my first photo shoot, Solstice Sessions, and just recently a special project with my RV. Stoked to share it with everyone in the coming weeks! @outer_elements #cyclingshots #roadslikethese #sportsphotography #argon18bike #rolfprima
Coolest ride I’ve done in San Diego today..Two hours out east and the desert-ness randomly turned into this crazy green oasis alongside what used to be a river. I read the other day in “The Rise Of Superman” that getting into a flow state is almost impossible without new stimuli. Today was about flow. And it was awesome. #argon18bike #adventurecycling #fuelyouradventure
I would say I was looking at the clock, but I don’t look at the clock on Saturday swims. I think I was scoping out the hot tub situation. #looksgood #betterthan5400yards #howlongtillnaptime #shouldhavebroughtcoreshorts #shouldhavejustgonebodysurfing #thatcountsasswimming #lovethepain #allfortheswim
The people spoke. “Elephant” by Tame Impala was the clear winner for theme music to this line, presented by @verowatches. If you haven’t already checked them out, do. Fully mechanical, hand built watches, born in Portland, Oregon, USA.
I’ve been wanting to film this line for 4 years now. Every time I’d ride by, the trail would be torn up or the light would be wrong, but mostly I was just too tired do do it justice. Yesterday, rolling with Matt, the sun, camera, and hot air balloon all aligned. Stoke was at an all-time high after we got this one
#verowatches #madeinusa #cyclingshots #bicyclefilmfestival
Dams will never stop impressing me. How can we, as humans, stop the flow of an entire river. I guess, the correct answer would be something like “with the right process and enough time and persistence, even the seemingly impossible is possible.”
My first caption for this was “Dam.” I guess the morning coffee kicked in just in time. #musings #engineering #manvsnature