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Just want to wish a few guys good luck as they hit the road tomorrow and head to Texas for a Half Ironman. Their race will be Saturday, best wishes to Dave Suter, Ryan McNeil, Scott Guidry and Brett Relick. God Speed and safe travels. We will be waiting to hear about the adventure!

This past Friday I spent most of the day with Paraic McGlynn at Cyclologic.  I also had the pleasure to meet and spend the day with John Cobb with Cobb Cycling.  At Cyclologic I tested multiple saddles to determine what is the most comfortable saddle.  I had to try multiple saddles with multiple trial runs.  It felt like I did 50 trial runs but it was probably closer to 25 or so.  Most of the trial runs I tested at 220 watts as the control but I did get up to 300-320 watts on some of the trials.  I won’t disclose too much information because Jay Prasuhn will be writing a detailed article on this in Lava Magazine.  I will say that Cobb had some saddles that were certainly more comfortable than others.

John and Paraic accessing my position.

 



This is a side view and this test was painful! It feels like it looks.

 

This photo above is a test with the same saddle using the technology of GebioMized. The only difference is; in the left image I am wearing cycling bibs, in the right image I a wearing tri shorts. A good consideration is to train with your tri shorts more when you get closer to race day.

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2012 Ironman Arizona

After finishing second here three years in a row, Linsey Corbin is finally the Ironman Arizona champion.
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Congrats to Linsey!!!

2012 Ironman Arizona

After finishing second here three years in a row, Linsey Corbin is finally the Ironman Arizona champion.
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Congrats to Linsey!!!
Welcome home Mark Miller, family and friends!
Congrats on your 25th Ironman finish!
Also congrats to Pat Gray on a great Kona Hawaii World Championship Finish!!!
Welcome home Mark Miller, family and friends!
Congrats on your 25th Ironman finish!
Also congrats to Pat Gray on a great Kona Hawaii World Championship Finish!!!

After 20 years of wanting to head to Kona, I will finally make it there this week. I was lucky enough to be picked in the Legacy Lottery this year. Cannot help but think about all the friends I have made through racing. I have seen them come and go over the years with only one still racing when I started.
That guy, friend and just a solid guy Kyle Love. He has seen my good and bad and has supported me all the way, any one who knows this guy calls him a friend, thank you Kyle.
My first Ironman was with Charles Stewart and Dwayne Cormier in Canada. I have trained with a bunch of guys over the years Guy Sylvester, Robert Mitchell, Charles Decker, Charles Brenke, Boo Freeman and the list goes on. If not for all of you it would be hard to keep on racing.
Now, yea it is a lifestyle my family has grown to accept and yes the sport has been good to me with the amount of life long friends I have made.
Ruud Vuijsters is another guy who I met through tennis, played together for 8 years every Wednesday morning at 5am at Reds. He started riding and with his full time job as a Physical Therapist still has time to run my website which he has full control of  and does a first class job with it. He also takes care of me when my bones start to feel old. Great friend and great person, I will never forget the nights he spent in the hospital with me, after the crash in the Vuelta. Thank you.
Another guy I have to thanks in many ways is The Mongoose, Smitty Smith. We have raced all over together, several Ironmans in the states, Roth in Germany and he is the guy who kept me going in Norway for The Norseman, cannot second guess this guy, straight up guy what you see is what you get. Would go to battle with this guy any day, you do want him in your corner, not on the other side! Also cannot forget the guys who actually got me to start riding a bike, Frank Camalo, Larry Pearson, Frankie Harris, Odie Terry, John Smith, Terry Scott, Allen Breaud and Bob Giles. At that time I was the youngest in the group, Po-Boy Cycling Team was the group name. Now a days I am one of the older guys in the group and the influx of younger guys is what makes the group go. This year I have had some great saddle time with Nick Rezvani, Kevin Vidrine, Eric Bernard, Dave Leblanc, Jim Winter, Jamie Scott, Anne Sagrera, Cole Leblanc, Jason Mcquat, Pat Gray, Scott Guidry, Craig Puglesi,Ryan Foster, John Fell, Brett Rellick and Troy Roussel. I sure I have left out a couple of you but thanks for the time together on the bike. Pat Gray will also be headed to Kona for the Ironman this year, great guy who is always in control.
Another guy who I cannot forget to thank is John Cobb of Cobb Cycling who from the get go took me under his wing and allowed me to chase a trade that I love. I have learned a ton from this guy and have not stopped learning, he will be Kona and it will be great to have him there. Also attending will be Smitty his wife Sean and daughter Emma, my childhood friend Kevin Fontenot and wife Pat, my mother in law Becky. And all of my family will be there. I have to thank my wife Michelle and kids Molly, Emma Rose and Casey who have been there for support of what I love, and because of their love I can chase my dream. Last but not least my Mom, Hazel who still worries about where and when I am racing, love you Mom. And for the person who passed several years ago, my Dad, Bruce Miller. He passed on to me something that drives me in a way I cannot explain, it is a drive that God knows I inherited from him. Smitty calls it Warriors Blood but that is another story. God has been good to me. With His will, Kona will be my 25th finish. Thank all of you for your support.    Mark

Special thanks to Will Jones @4dracing for all of his support, having a coach is a good thing. Thanks to QR for the whip to ride in Kona, Illicito is working well, Profile Design, Newton, POC helmets, Cobb Cycling and SPY Optics. Thanks for all the goods and support. 

After 20 years of wanting to head to Kona, I will finally make it there this week. I was lucky enough to be picked in the Legacy Lottery this year. Cannot help but think about all the friends I have made through racing. I have seen them come and go over the years with only one still racing when I started.
That guy, friend and just a solid guy Kyle Love. He has seen my good and bad and has supported me all the way, any one who knows this guy calls him a friend, thank you Kyle.
My first Ironman was with Charles Stewart and Dwayne Cormier in Canada. I have trained with a bunch of guys over the years Guy Sylvester, Robert Mitchell, Charles Decker, Charles Brenke, Boo Freeman and the list goes on. If not for all of you it would be hard to keep on racing.
Now, yea it is a lifestyle my family has grown to accept and yes the sport has been good to me with the amount of life long friends I have made.
Ruud Vuijsters is another guy who I met through tennis, played together for 8 years every Wednesday morning at 5am at Reds. He started riding and with his full time job as a Physical Therapist still has time to run my website which he has full control of  and does a first class job with it. He also takes care of me when my bones start to feel old. Great friend and great person, I will never forget the nights he spent in the hospital with me, after the crash in the Vuelta. Thank you.
Another guy I have to thanks in many ways is The Mongoose, Smitty Smith. We have raced all over together, several Ironmans in the states, Roth in Germany and he is the guy who kept me going in Norway for The Norseman, cannot second guess this guy, straight up guy what you see is what you get. Would go to battle with this guy any day, you do want him in your corner, not on the other side! Also cannot forget the guys who actually got me to start riding a bike, Frank Camalo, Larry Pearson, Frankie Harris, Odie Terry, John Smith, Terry Scott, Allen Breaud and Bob Giles. At that time I was the youngest in the group, Po-Boy Cycling Team was the group name. Now a days I am one of the older guys in the group and the influx of younger guys is what makes the group go. This year I have had some great saddle time with Nick Rezvani, Kevin Vidrine, Eric Bernard, Dave Leblanc, Jim Winter, Jamie Scott, Anne Sagrera, Cole Leblanc, Jason Mcquat, Pat Gray, Scott Guidry, Craig Puglesi,Ryan Foster, John Fell, Brett Rellick and Troy Roussel. I sure I have left out a couple of you but thanks for the time together on the bike. Pat Gray will also be headed to Kona for the Ironman this year, great guy who is always in control.
Another guy who I cannot forget to thank is John Cobb of Cobb Cycling who from the get go took me under his wing and allowed me to chase a trade that I love. I have learned a ton from this guy and have not stopped learning, he will be Kona and it will be great to have him there. Also attending will be Smitty his wife Sean and daughter Emma, my childhood friend Kevin Fontenot and wife Pat, my mother in law Becky. And all of my family will be there. I have to thank my wife Michelle and kids Molly, Emma Rose and Casey who have been there for support of what I love, and because of their love I can chase my dream. Last but not least my Mom, Hazel who still worries about where and when I am racing, love you Mom. And for the person who passed several years ago, my Dad, Bruce Miller. He passed on to me something that drives me in a way I cannot explain, it is a drive that God knows I inherited from him. Smitty calls it Warriors Blood but that is another story. God has been good to me. With His will, Kona will be my 25th finish. Thank all of you for your support.    Mark

Special thanks to Will Jones @4dracing for all of his support, having a coach is a good thing. Thanks to QR for the whip to ride in Kona, Illicito is working well, Profile Design, Newton, POC helmets, Cobb Cycling and SPY Optics. Thanks for all the goods and support.