Chattanooga Ironman - Tacks, Oil, Dead Bodies?!
Strange things happened at the inaugural Chattanooga Ironman...tacks, oil and a dead body in the water.
"Gallons of shiny silver oil dumped in the riders' path on narrow, two-lane West Cove Road in Chickamauga, Ga"
"Tacks also were scattered at various points on the bike course, causing numerous flats." This caused nearly 30 flats.
"Midway through the swim, a voice crackled on the radio: "Water Ops, we have a body in the water on the north side of the river."
Misunderstanding the nature of the call, the dispatcher responded, "You mean a noncompetitive swimmer in the water?"
"Negative," the rescue vessel responded. "We have an actual body. It is not a competitor. We repeat, it is NOT a competitor. It is a DOA."
Everyone within earshot of a radio shook their heads in disbelief as the swimmers, unaware of what had been discovered across the river, swam on.
Pretty Good Rant About The Oil and Tack Idiot(s)... I would have been much less debonair if I would have written the article. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/sep/30/iron-tacks-and-liz-baker/