Peter O’Reilly


My Favorite…
… Beer – Dog Fish Head- 60 Minute IPA
…Wings – Tyler’s 4 Beer
…Favorite Baseball Teams – NY Yankees & South Durham Little League Twins

How I Got into Triathlons
While at Performance Bicycle I worked with triathletes and thought it would be fun it give it shot, I just needed to learn how to swim. Once my neighborhood pool opened in the spring 2008 I took it 25 yards at a time.

My Best Race…So Far!
2010 Triangle Sprint Triathlon, that was the first race that I thought, “Yeah, I can get better and I can compete.”

Best Tri Experience
2008 Asheville Tri, my first triathlon, I caught the tri bug. We followed the race with a tour of the brew pubs downtown.

Craziest Race Moment
I haven’t had one in a race yet. Right after pro-dealing a Fuji Aloha 1.0 last spring while working at Performance Bicycle I rode it to work and got a flat. Fix it and put the old tube in my jacket pocket. I forgot to zip the pocket. The tube fell out, wrapped around the chain and ripped off the rear derailleur. All the bike geeks got a good laugh out of it.

* Personal bests in each race
* Complete at least 1 international
* Have fun training and racing with the club.