Eric Lagerstrom - Triathlon

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.
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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!

Special thanks:
@pioneercycleusa
@teamwurtele: the original RV triathletes, my inspiration and favorite people.
Edit: @chadmooney85
#triathlontraining #triathletemagazine #winnebago #vanlife #triathlon_world

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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

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Waged battle all down PCH with kooks and inland with pickup trucks today. 100 miles of trials. #longride
I went totally overboard with details on my story, so check that out if you’re frothing for more. #wereallkooksinourownway #lovethepain #argon18bike #knowyourwatts #verowatches

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24 hours: Ocean swim, Elfin Forest ride, beach run. #californiatriathlon #triathlon #sandiego #sunsetrun

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New Plymouth, New Zealand 2016. They have this rad little “crit course” in a park in New Plymouth, and while it was awesome for ripping corners, it was possibly even better for pictures. #tbt #newzealand #cyclingshots #gripitandripit

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On newsstands now! The @triathletemag “Adventure Issue” cover story. The fruits of the most intense adventure/ content expedition I’ve undertaken with @outer_elements. #triathlonISawesome #triathlon #feedyouradventure

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Starting to feel the itch to get back on the TT bike! First non-draft races of the season:
Oceanside 70.3
Huntington Beach @escapeseriestri
St. Anthony’s Triathlon
Repost @rockyarroyophotography
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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

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“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

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Shattered phone=cool photos back from the dead (or the icloud).
Edmonton 2016
#bikeporn #camouflage #bikeshots #argon18bike #rolfprima #muralart #probike

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#RoadOptional Triathlon!
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

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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 🙏
Support from:
@trisportscom
@lovethepain_official
@rolfprima
@clifbar
#argon18bike #rolfprima #feedyouradventure #gravelride #gravelbike

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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.
📸:LR

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Nobody cares what you wear on the trail. Greenhorn Northwest changed names and became @verowatches around year 1. Still my favorite tank though. #borninportland #stillgonnasendit #gravelbike #argon18bike #cyclingfashion

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Black and white for the boys.
@turbeau86 📷: @outer_elements
Statistics say no one likes black and white photos on Instagram, but I think they’re rad, so F it. #blackandwhiteisworththefight #keepitclassy #colorisoverrated #cyclingshots #argon18bike

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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

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Pre-run pourover date. #butfirstcoffee

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Flashback photo but thinking forward. I’ve watched this race enough times from the sidelines.. #triathlon #local

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I crashed, slammed into a barrier and cracked a rib 38.5k into WTS Yokohama last year. But this is still one of my favorite @tzaferes photos of all time. #sportsphotography #worldtriathlon #triathlon #triathlonpics

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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

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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

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That face. Gets me every time.
#delical300 #dreamcar #4wdvan

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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.
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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 🤙
🎥 @mat_mac
#verowatches #madeinusa #cyclingshots #bicyclefilmfestival

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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

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Off the side of Del Dios highway..
I arrived on slightly better terms than the driver of the car. #argon18bike #feedyouradventure #cyclingshots #fromwhereiride

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