Saturday, September 8, 2012

BadAss


Paganoni Road
Metrio
The DP Breakfast
Rod the rocket enjoying the spoils of the DP
 All pictures by Rod Marton

He doesn't look like he broke into a sweat

You get a cake as well

The Exceed Group at Metrio

badass (plural badasses)Wiktionary
  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (pejorative, US, slang) A mean or belligerent person.
    Don't mess with that guy, he's a real badass.
  2. (US, slang) A person whose extreme attitudes, behavior or appearance are considered admirable.
badass ( Urban Dictionary) 
The badass is an uncommon man of supreme style. He does what he wants, when he wants, where he wants. You won't find him on facebook, myspace, msn et cetera because he is probably out being cool somewhere. He might be on a motorcycle, but it's probably not a Harley or a crotch rocket because he won't spend that much money to be accepted. Traditionally, he will smoke, but it's not necessary at all. He feels no obligation whatsoever to justify his beliefs, values, convictions, morals et cetera with anyone. He likes his music because it sounds cool to him. You won't find him if you look for him because there is no sure way to identify him. One does not think that he is badass; he KNOWS it and that's that. Alternatively, a badass is the complete opposite of a douchebag.

Exceed Triathlon Club has many rules and traditions for a club so young in a sport barely 40 years old.One was the quirky tradition of getting Badass points.None higher than doing a double Paganoni.
This entails riding 200 plus km and running for an hour before noon to qualify for a breakfast at Metrio not listed on the menu board.

Rod , legend status already as he has done Kona and many 220km rides , did it today as part of his preparation for Ironman Hawaii in October with Rod Atkinson keeping him company .They started off at 3.30am .

Why , well simply because it is another mountain to climb.If there were no mountains , the world will be pretty flat and by our standards pretty boring. Despite the elitism of it all, as perceived by some , it is taken with the necessary good nature needed. There is no competition and Exceed as a small club  has a small loyal following sometimes misconceived as a clique. But like all clubs , the more you put in the more you get out of it.

But being a Badass Triathlete is way cooler than being a douchebag.