Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wow!

Wow.

That is my review of the bike course at CdA

Just, wow.

We drove it today, and then I rode the out and back a couple times. The course is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. In every way. It's gorgeous, for one. It goes right by 2 different lakes and through a lovely cottage town. It meanders through back roads with light traffic and courteous drivers. The roads are well maintained, smooth, and cleaned. And the best part....

it has hills

Beautiful, rolling hills. Steep hills, long hills. And they are really in the perfect place. The first 20 miles are easy, then 25 miles of hills, then 11 miles downhill to the finish (or turnaround). I think it would be hard to make a more ideal Ironman course. I highly recommend that anyone who even thinks they MIGHT want to sign up for this race to do it!

Here is some photo evidence. First, look how happy Mike Honcho looks! He's totally in his element:



Me at the out and back turnaround. Excuse the taper weight and tanlines ;-)




The road the out and back of the bike course and run course runs along:



Lake CdA



Finished the day with a nice swim in chilly Lake CdA, and then over to Qdoba for a veggie burrito...

and...

maybe just a couple Reeces Pieces. Don't tell anyone!!!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

erichollins said...

You definitely need some pink tires for Mike Honcho. Also, contrary to popular opinion, most guys think tanlines are hot!

Also, you know you are going to kickt this race's ass, don't you?

Flatman said...

Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!!!!!

DaisyDuc said...

Sounds fantastic and Mike Honcho does look hawt in his element!

Ready to tear up that course yet?

Wes said...

I agree with Eric. I think Mike Honcho is lookin mean because he's still mad about wearing pink ;-)

Mallie said...

Both you and the bike are looking lean and mean. I'm counting the hours...knowing an awesome race report will be waiting for me sometime next week!

Judy said...

You look great and have such a huge amount of positive energy - great pix - keep 'em coming!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you, Jodi!!!
Can't wait to hear the race report.
Good luck, and have a great IM experience. You won't be disappointed!

- John.

Steve S. said...

Tan lins, shmam lines.

GOOD LUCK!!!

Duane said...

Good luck!

Jodi's Mom said...

Jodester,

You were in Case Daily today. Wonder who told them....hmmmmm....

Win the race!!!!

Sincerely,
Your Mom