Welcome to Tricia Richter (a.k.a. TriBaby)'s home page, where you'll find some nifty stuff about triathlons and old movies (a logical combination, eh?).
I originally put this site together in 1995, the virtual Stone Age of the Web. I updated it regularly through 1998, and have done nothing with it since then. Bear that in mind as you peruse these truly primitive pages--it really looks quite quaint.
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- 1997, my rookie Ironman in 13:08!
- A different sort of day in 1998, but an extraordinarily fulfilling one. Race Report here..
- Canada 1999: Fastest IM to date at 12:10:38--- Women's Clydesdale Champion!
- Canada 2000: Fastest IM marathon split to date - 4:32:xx
- Ironman Hawaii 2002: Sub-13 in Kona, 12:38:02. Madame Pele didn’t show her face until mid-day, preferring instead to hide out behind a nasty rain storm that kicked up scary surf out in Kailua Bay. One helluva fun bike ride, though—NO WIND on the Queen K--- Woohoo!! The fun didn’t last on the run, however. Once the sun came out and met up with all the leftover moisture on the road, the humidity was unbelievable. The marathon was an adventure in parboiling.
Ironman USA - Lake Placid 2003 --- the Monsoon!! Swim PR of 1:10:23, and the day (though not the course) went downhill from there.
2005: I was busily gearing up for Wildflower when I suffered a spectacular attack of clutziness--- I rolled my foot off the Welcome mat while stepping out the front door and wound up breaking it. DOH! After an agonizing 10 weeks I was able to start riding and running again, and then had roughly 8 weeks to prep for the Vineman Half IM on July 31st. Amazing what you can get away with on a decade of base.... (subtract 1:01 from the clock)
Experience an Ironman through the eyes of a rookie: Check out my Ironman Canada '97 race report.
Curious about what inspires a person to attempt an Ironman in the first place? Well, among other factors, I hold one Mr. Wade Blomgren responsible for my own dive into the deep end. His 1996 Ironman Canada race report tipped me over the edge. Thank you, Wade!
TRIptychs (Race reports)
rec.sport.triathlon, the pulse of triathlon!
I went to Cal, but I work at Stanford University. I'm a Communications Analyst for the University's Information Technology unit. In rare periods of location stability, you'll generally find my office or cubicle walls plastered with pictures of
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Some nifty links:
Extreme Tri, the home of long distance triathlon on the web. This site is fabulous!
Dan Empfield, formerly known as QRman since he was formerly the head of Quintana Roo, is branching out. Now known as slowman, Dan has launched a glorious new webzine, Slowtwitch. Find out what's really going on in triathlon, and what folks really think about it.
TriBaby's favorite (now defunct) band is October Project. These guys are so good it hurts.
Remember: REAL Triathletes Don't Draft.
Send comments, kudos, or critiques to brooksie at leland.stanford.edu (you can figure out the proper way to type that so it gets to me; can you guess this is a feeble attempt to combat SPAM?)