This week is going great. We couldn't have asked for more with regard to the house we're staying in. It's far enough away from downtown to enjoy the peace and quiet, but only a few minutes away from the action. It's cool (temperature wise), has everything we need and there is plenty of room for all 5 of us.
Everyone has arrived now. Two athletes from Calgary, a fellow LETC'er from Vancouver and her sister from Ottawa. All great people. This evening we all headed out for a nice easy ride along the run course. It was so hot during the day we opted for the 6-6:30pm start and it was perfect timing. The breeze had slowed, the heat was gone and we were home just in time to BBQ some salmon for dinner and call it a day.
I love riding bikes. It's so much fun. Especially when your riding with 3 or 4 or 5 people. Pace lines are so fun. It's cool riding faster than you would on your own, it's fun to feel in sync with your friends as you cruise down a windy road. It's less work, more fun! I love it!
This week has been perfect so far. I've been resting, eating, napping, working out, napping and more eating. I love it. Here's a little pic I took of lunch yesterday. With nothing but time, all my meals have been similar. Fresh, clean and lean! Fantastic.
Things are getting started in town. A few of the tents have started to go up. The transition area is taking shape and there are a lot more athletes riding around on some pretty kick-ass bikes.
Tomorrow morning a bunch of us are meeting for a swim before coffee and a little breaky. Then, it's off to register and pick up the race kits! That will make things so very real. I'm excited.