Thursday, August 09, 2007

I NEED MORE COWBELL!

OK, I've heard the proximity of one's Ironman debut (or deflowering, depending upon how one looks at it) can make you do strange things. I've been stalking the websites lusting after race wheels I don't need and probably should not spend the money on. I've seriously contemplated buying a pointy, aero helmet (though if I do, I will have the word "POSER" prominently stenciled on the front, sides and back). Given that aberrant behaviour (notice the Canadian spelling BOLDAH), my latest purchase does not seem completly outrageous.

I just spent (more or less) $100 on cowbells.

COW.BELLS.

http://www.cowbell.com/ was advertised in the back of Inside Triathlon, and I could not resist. When I swim, bike or run by my peeps on the big day, I want to hear them making noise like I'm the second coming of Dave Scott, even if I look and move like I'm something Dave Scott's dog left in the back garden.

So, I purchased four cowbells in an assortment of sizes. (Yes, there are different sizes, because size does matter. I did not buy the magnum size huge bells because . . . uhm, . . . never mind.) I bought one for Mrs. Greyhound, one for Superpounce, and two for them to give to members of Trimama's tribe if needs be.

If they have their own bells, you can borrow the extras, so long as an appropriate amount of cacophony ensues whenever I pass by. In fact, if you've got a $20 to spare, and if you'll be spectating at IMMoo, get a bell and support the triblogger alliance.

Come on peeps! BUY SOME BELLS! I NEED MORE COWBELL!

14 comments:

Lance Notstrong said...

Now all you need is a tri-jersey that reads, "I gotta have more cowbell" :-)

greyhound said...

Brilliant!!! I'm changing the title of the post!

Brent Buckner said...

I think I'll get a cowbell in preparation for hanging around the finish line.

Wendy said...

Hound dog, I have my IMAZ cowbell at the ready!!!! MORE COWBELL!!

(Be prepared, you won't be able to hear yourself think!)

Jane said...

You crack me up

Andra Sue said...

Cow bells cost $20 each? WTF? That's craaaaaazy.

Bigun said...

we've had our cowbell.com cowbells now for a season - they are great - got 2 different sizes for Di and whomever she makes friends with at whatever tri - she's never met a stranger. High quality, very loud, the envy of all those "poser" cheapy bells out threre.

Iron Girl Nyhus said...

Cowbell.... check

Allez said...

I must have killed WAY too many brain cells in swim this morning. I re-read this post like 3 times trying to figure out why you would wear a cowbell during your race. Then the lightbulb went on. Duh.

Siren said...

Since I'm relegated to spectating at IMMoo this season, like any self-respecting spectator I recently went on a personal quest to find myself a cowbell.

I hate to break it to you, but I got mine (I went with the mid-size 'fits easily in my bag' model) for $3.49 at Farm 'n Fleet. They have a variety of sizes. Even the 'magnum' size was only $12.

I'm just sayin... folks might wanna try the local farm supply store before they go to the trouble of ordering online, plus they'll probably save a couple bucks.

Bigun said...

but THEY won't be made, with love, in Norway...like the cowbells.com are. Those are cheap american kind, made just before lunch hour on a friday - and you know about those products...I'm just sayin, be careful where you shake that thing....

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

me too - I sent my Ma, she got two monsters from the feed store. I think they cost her $7 apiece or something.

I ask you: where could there be a more authentic place to get a cowbell than the feed store?

Bolder said...

agreed on the cowbell!

Laurie said...

More cowbell please.

I'll be there in full force. Just you wait.