|If only they had been able to hook this into multiplayer on my AOL dial-up.|
Meredith and I left for the beginning of our Tour de Midwest after work on Wednesday before the race, eventually making it to Milwaukee on Thursday night. The day before the race, we spent some fun time with some local friends before a nice relaxing evening.
|Lotsobikes. My baby Fit is much more utilitarian than it appears.|
|Listening to Brad talk about how great he is|
|No false start inducing vuvuzelas this year.|
|Well, at least my cornering looked ok.|
|Fortunately this photo came during one of the less rough patches.|
|This one didn't.|
I was pretty bummed about my race. The best way to describe it, that nothing was off-the-charts bad for me. Leading the second swim pack, biking a 61, and running a 41high are all on the bottom end of "normal" for me. Heck, I could have done one of those and still had a "good" race, but doing all 3 of those things just compounded for an absolutely horrendous race for me, one that caused me to really think for a day or two.
Fortunately, my role quickly shifted to being support for Meredith, who was racing the sprint the next day with some of our friends. It was really good to see them just out having fun, not being overly serious. Meredith had a blast, with this being her first "big race" experience, and her first time ever running the whole 5k off the bike.
|Proud and happy :)|
|We were never both in tri kits at the same time, but after my spectator duties were over, I got changed and ready for a quick recovery/mind clearing spin along the lake. Notice the diversity of local bike shop representation.|
|At the end of the day, nobody else there had a shirt with a rainbow unicorn with rainbow sparkles on it, even though every single person there wished they did.|