Thursday, June 25, 2009

Money? We Don't Need Your Stinkin' Money!

With the economy suffering you'd think communities would welcome 2,000 well-heeled triathletes who come, stay, eat, recreate and race. In at least one case, you'd be wrong.

A group of Lake Placid, NY business owners have found it necessary to band together to make the local loudmouths understand what Ironman Lake Placid means to the community, beyond the temporary inconvenience of a few race-day road closures.

Let's see: several million dollars in economic benefit versus a few extra minutes getting to some burger joint for the "heart attack special." Good to see the loudmouths have their priorities straight.

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