Welcome to Maui!

Well Ironman is over. Vergil’s parents are off to some 12 hour, around-the-island tour of Hawaii (….a 3 hour tour….a 3 hour tour). The crowd a Lava Java is not nearly so lycra-clad. Always hate to leave the Big Island, but looking forward to getting into MY race mode.

While taking the turbo prop plane over to Maui, I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures. Below is the last leg of the road to the infamous Natural Energy Lab. The NEH is not infamous for it’s physical demands, but, as you can see, for it’s psychological torture. You can see the end of the road for all the of the two miles, but you just can’t seem to get there!

Then as we approached Maui, Haleakala voclano above the cloud line. Sunday’s race will climb the lower ranges of the volcano which will be plenty brutal enough, thank you very much.

Justin and Julie Thomas picked me up from the airport and JT got a call from Dr. Kathy just as we started down the road. We went for lunch in Paia and then a side trip over to “Jaws” to check out of the waves.

We then headed back to the condo in Kihei to assemble the bike and chill before going for a ride. 20 steps out our back door is the view below. It’s a tough life here!

Aloha for now!

One Reply to “Welcome to Maui!”

  1. My 38 degree bike commute this morning was plenty cold enough. Has me dreaming of Hawaii weather.

    When you are in “fire!!!!” mode on the side of Haleakala, think of me shiverring my ass of this morning riding down the Potomac with 4 layers on, numb toes, and watering eyes and nose. Don’t be jealous.

    Back home, we are all so proud of you guys for getting there. Especailly you E, injuries and all for the past 2 years. You are an amazing athlete/coach/friend.

    Good race vibes!!!!! KICK ASS!!!!

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