Had to park at the shuttle lot, but I rode my bike a few miles to where I got to the intersection where the bike in, run out, and mile 9 all convene. GREAT spectator spot! Also, the finish was 100 yards away, so this was the PERFECT place to get everyone at different points without scrambling too fast. After all, I just knocked the shit out of a race, so I was surprised at how much energy I had left to spectate. I guess the energy of the race propped me up?
So as I was riding over, I passed the lead pro women (I JUST missed Mirinda Carfrae) but saw Heather Jackson in 5th. Upon arrival to the intersection, lots of folks were riding in. Not too much later here comes Jason! I couldn't get my camera out in time. Its HARD to tell who is who, but I did catch him on the run out and was able to get his attention.
A little bit later Jill strolls by. She was easier to find since I knew her Jersey and I asked her a day before what she was wearing. Also, her kickass pink camo Roo is a one of a kind bike and hard to miss. Caught her easily on the run out.
Now came Mandy. I saw her, knew it was her bike, her jersey, but I couldn't recognize her face! It was her! But easily got her on the run out.
Now that everyone was out on the run, I got out my phone, found updated times and started calculating when folks would be arriving on the run @ mile 9. You all were right on time! And spaced out just enough that I could bounce between the finish and mile 9 to catch you all 4 times!
Caught Jason @ mile 9
Caught Jill @ mile 9
Caught Jason @ the finish. This video is priceless and shows why Rev3 has a good thing going!
Caught Mandy @ mile 9. "Who is my favorite person?!?!?!"
Caught Jill @ the finish, hung around with her and her boyfriend, Simon, for a few minutes. Also found Jason and chatted with him. Everyone one was tired! They worked hard!
Caught Mandy @ the finish.
And I was cooked! Fortunately I wasn't running miles upon miles to bounce between the finish and mile 9. It was all right there. Chatted with Mandy and her Mom for a bit. Mandy wasn't hungry! I was so worried that I was keeping her from eating. But we all know Mandy, she doesn't need to eat. She fuels herself with laughter!
|I'm really 6'7" ;) ...right Mandy?|
Stay tuned for my next post, My Future In Triathlon. Pretty daunting, eh?