Today is travel day. ALL DAY. It takes a long time to get from San Diego to St Croix. Travelling to a race means that I need to pack my bike. I haven't done that in a long time, I have driven to all my races in recent years. I am fine with packing the bike. The part I don't like is how much the airline charges to take a bike, have you seen some peoples carry on luggage lately, not much smaller than my bike case, I swear! Mostly, what I am not fond of when taking a bike to the airport is the attention it draws. Standing in line to check in, I am sure to get many puzzled looks. People have no idea why I have such a large piece of luggage. I usually answer their questions truthfully and tell them it is a bicycle. I might even say a racing bike. Hey, they don't know it is a bike, you think they can tell I'm not a pro?! Occasionally, I get tired of the whispering and consulting amongst the nosy people (and I mean nosy in the nicest way possible, maybe they are part of homeland security) and I have been known to say it is my makeup case. You should have seen that guys face drop. Have a look for yourself, and send me your ideas on what I can say when the inevitable question arises. I'll use all ideas and let you know what kind of response I get.
Since I haven't shared a picture of Tana lately, and I know my readers rely on it, here is a picture of her heading out on her vacation at camp. Notice, she travels much lighter than me.
Started this blog to record my journey while training for my first dirty hundy at the Leadville Trail 100 August 2010.In 2013 I took it to another level and took on and completed the Leadman competition. I like to take the perceived impossible and make it possible all while having fun and enjoying the journey. Life is one big adventure:)