Things to do when not working on Ardour
You might wonder (or you might not) what Ardour's lead developer does when he's not busy fixing bugs, adding features and responding to users' requests and ideas. This coming weekend (Memorial Day in the USA), I'm leaving town to take part in the DeSoto American Triple-T, a weekend of triathlon racing consisting of:
* a super-sprint on friday evening (300m swim, 5 mile bike, 1 mile run
* 2 olympic distance triathlons on Saturday (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10k run)
* 1 half-iron distance triathlon on Sunday (1.2mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.2 mile run)
The Triple-T is known for hilly courses on the bike, and a very challenging trail run with very little flat. The second race on Saturday also has the order switch to bike/swim/run, which leads to some interesting experiences in the water. I did this event last year the weekend after doing the hardest half-iron race on the east coast (perhaps in the US), and wanted to go back this year feeling much fresher. Not sure I've managed the fresh part, but I didn't race Harriman last weekend, and I'm looking forward to what is basically an Ironman split over 2 and a bit days. Contrary to what you might expect, this is harder than doing a straight Ironman - most people are about an hour slower overall at Triple-T.
Next week, I'll be back to get 2.5 released!