We made it back from Lake San Antonio, having enjoyed the ‘Woodstock of Triathlons‘ weekend.
Here’s the details on the bike leg of the long course, which I rode as part of a relay team, helping out a co-worker in need.
There’s nothing like the feeling of a three hour time trial with seemingly persistent headwinds and a couple of nasty grades towards the end kicking your ass! My respect for triathletes has even increased: the headwinds in combination with the no drafting rule (we’re time trialing after all!) made the first, supposedly easy, 20 miles a sufferfest; the following, rolling and mostly descending 20 miles were a welcome break but the sting was definitely in the end, with a succession of hills that are made to hurt. And then biking is only one third of the story…
Kudos to everyone who was racing – there were a (shorter) mountain bike course on Saturday, and an olympic distance course on Sunday as well. To any other GPS geeks who were out there: it would be great if the other legs and races would get uploaded!
The camping, expo and related festivities were a lot of fun, and made for a memorable weekend.
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