A couple years back I traveled to Boise for the Ironman 70.3. I met my brother, Matt, the morning of the race to commute up to the dam starting point. He pulled up in a van and out popped 3 scruffy dudes looking more like surfers than triathletes. A couple days of facial growth, hair shaggy and disheveled, unmatched clothes, bikes and wetsuits falling out the door. Not a picky crew, or so I thought. That was the day I was introduced to Jesse Thomas; borrowed bike, fairly new to the sport, and apparently sponsored by Top Gun.