Quick weekend re-cap.... I worked at the Bike Gallery on Saturday during the Westside Classic Bike Race. What a blast! The shop is right on the course and we basically just watched races all day. I LOVE watching cycling races. On Sunday my friends all rocked the Oliver Half Iron - Kevin shaved a massive 45 minutes off of his previous best with an awesome race.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
We are getting a bit bogged down by terrible weather - Mattias' T-Ball was cancelled and the rain has helped to enforce my taper. Viggo, Aia and Sacha are all great. I CAN'T WAIT to post a picture of Aia's project - it is really coming along.Tweet this!
Onward.... The next week should be pretty crazy for me...
Wednesday I will spend getting all of my stuff together, picking up the race package, going to classification, getting the bike tuned, cleaned and ready to rock. I used to do it the night before but have decided to can that habit... I just want to chill the night before.
Thursday is race meeting, AWAD (Athletes with a Disability) Lunch, Canadian Team photo, Parade of Nations, Opening Ceremonies, Pasta Party. That sounds like a lot to me... I may disappear at some point but I feel like I should be there.
My role on the boards of Triathlon Canada and Triathlon BC and the efforts I have made with the ITU to help organize this race have left me with a different feeling of ownership than when I am just a competitor. These roles have also left me with a very packed calendar this week... board meetings after the race, cocktail parties on Saturday... it's all fun but boy am I not used to so much stuff going on.
I have paired some of our Canadian athletes with local handlers and I am still a bit stressed about that (I don't need to be but I can't help it.) It helps them a lot to not have to bring someone from the other side of the country to assist during the race. AWADs are allowed 1 - 3 handlers (depending on disability) to assist with transitions.
I'll leave you with a few photos - none from Oliver unfortunately (since I wasn't there...)
The Bike Gallery - Looking good!
Stephen (Bike Gallery Owner) - Proudly displaying an Axel Merckx signed jersey. Axel came to the event and stopped in at the Bike Gallery.
Tri BC executive director Allan Prazsky racing on his way to a 4th place finish. He broke away early and was just about to be caught when I snapped this shot (the only good one I got of the racing all day.) Notice the fresh white kicks, bar tape, seat, and helmet... nice coordination and attention to detail!
Posted by MJ at 10:32 PM