Interbike and CrossVegas 2012

Interbike and CrossVegas bring the entire world of cycling to one place. Nowhere else will you see so many pro's other than at the Tour. I saw some amazing stuff this year, I don't just mean the 2,000 - 6,000 dollar category, I'm talking 10,000 to 20,000 dollar bikes and components! Carbon fiber bottle cages, sun glasses, number mounts. I thought Garneau had the best booth though, Chrissie Wellington and Louis Garneau were both there signing their books, awesome people and they were free to chat for a while too.
Louis Garneau, a champion cyclist and entrepreneur
Keith and Matt at the CrossVegas Media Tent
I had the opportunity to work the race registration and results again this year which is always fun. It gives me a prime spot to watch at the finish line and some swag and who doesn't like swag!?!

UCI Men's Elite race, Jeremy Powers leading after lap 1

Race finish - Jeremy Powers, Tim Johnson and Ben Berden

Kokopelli Triathlon

swim start
Another beautiful day in St. George. I couldn't have asked for better weather, the water was a warm 77 degrees, nearly too warm for my wetsuit. I noticed many others had decided to leave theirs at home. I felt better in this swim than ever and managed to maintain are fairly consistent pace and line. Though less attended than the SG tri earlier this year it was still a good group of people to race with. The first transition felt slow. Maybe sometime I will try spraying some PAM on my skin so my wetsuit comes off easier, sounds weird but people say it works.
On the bike, starting the climb. It isn't very long but at 15% grade it is enough to wear anyone down.
Finishing strong with my best time yet.

Running up the slight hill
to the turn around point.



















It was a great race, a nice break from the hot summer. It also motivated me to step up training for PumpkinMan next month.