I could easily write a book (maybe that’s a overstatement, as I imagine being an author is rarely easy) on my experiences up to this point, but my battery is dying… No free internet at the hotel, so I am unplugged. Just tried to catch up on work email. 112 messages in a day seems excessive. Anyway, some random thoughts:
The tri world and the road world are so different. There are a ton of people here and they are all here for the entire week or, often times two or three weeks. Road racers tend to be fly in, fly out.
Speedo and compression tights seems to make a perfectly fine outfit in this bunch.
I have been surfing. Pretty much anytime the expo isn’t open and it is light outside. It’s a lot different than California, where the water is always cold. I have not been cold at all yet. And there’s tropical fish straight out of your aquarium all over the place.
The first time out, I didn’t know where to go and just hit up some random spot. It was a shallow lava bottom, and not suprisingly, I got the crap beaten out of me and had to walk about a mile back to the hotel bleeding profusely from my leg and foot. Good times. I probably could’ve done stitches in my foot, but I figure a scar will just enhance the memory. Anyway, sense then I found a spot that suits me better. Long, cruisy rollers into a big open bay.
The plane from LA was packed. I think pretty much everyone on it was coming for the big three sports in one game. I have never seen so many bike boxes coming off a plane.
I am pretty much a fan of Hawaii. I miss the wife and kids, but if they’re willing, I think I could settle in over here pretty well.