Tuesday, April 08, 2008
T-minus 2 days
Okay, after taking some crap from my landlord, I continue my recollection of Ironman, California. On Thursday, Tri-Rich and I decided to go for a bike ride. My breakfast was habit. A big bowl of oatmeal, a banana, a protein bar, a cup of yogurt, and some Bolthouse juice. Anyhow, we started riding around, checking out the bikes, and realizing that we had to make a number of minor adjustments. We even stopped by a local bike shop which was lots of fun. Bike shops are just plain dangerous. Impossible to go in without spending money :)
Finally, we Tri-Rich and I found a nice bike trail and rode for about 12 miles or so. Great riding, beautiful scenery. We decided to turn around and head back. Sorry no pics of the bike ride. We saw a few other riders out stretching their legs.
After the ride we decided to get our registration packet. That was really cool. They put a wristband on with our number and weighed us. Yes, the wristband is STILL ON (after 3 weeks). We watched a video and asked a few questions about the race. So many volunteers.
Afterwards, we headed over to the Ironman village. This place was REALLY cool. All sorts of gadgets, shoes, bikes, wheels, training gear, suppliments, you name it. If it had anything to do with triathlons, it was there. By FAR the highlight was testing out the new P3C Cervelo. Wow! That is a nice bike. I took it for a test ride for about 5 miles or so and was in heaven.
Later that night we picked up Rich's family at the airport. It was really cool that we had their support.