IM WA: The Emergence of Angry Dave

A while back I wrote about Raaaagggeeee and thought that I would rarely get into a rage state during a race. But not at Ironman WA.
Angry Dave showed up.
During the bike, there were periods of me remembering back to days of my youth, when all the bullies in my elementary school would beat me up, and all those people in high school and college, as well as in the workplace during my early career years. I’ve had many nemeses and hated them all. I swore at them, I wanted revenge for all the crappy things they did to me.
It drove me onwards through many portions of the bike leg.
That is, until that damn theme song from Flashdance would come back and the rage would just…disappear…
…what a feeling….