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Vegas Baby!

And we are off! After my last minute packing and a 2000m swim with The SAA this morning, we packed up the vehicle and headed for Bellingham International Airport (BLI). Nothing of note to report when crossing the border. Nexus still rocks.

Alaska Airlines is my airline of choice and they have not disappointed me when travelling with my bike. They have a very reasonable fee of $50 for bikes and I have even been lucky enough to only pay $20 more than once.

On the flight to Las Vegas (LAS) I read over the race package schedule of events and race details. The initial plan was to drive to St. George, UT on Friday. I wanted to swim in Sandy Hollow Reservoir, drive the bike course, ride my bike before checking it in, pick up my race package, and attend the pre race meeting. Factoring in the 2 hour drive from Las Vegas to St.George and a 1 hour time difference (lose an hour), I started to realize that this might not all be possible in one day.

The new plan is to drive to St. George tomorrow (Thursday), pick up my race package, swim at Sandy Hollow, drive the bike course and ride a bit of it, then drive back to Las Vegas in the afternoon. In hindsight, I should have booked a hotel in St. George for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night instead of just Friday and Saturday night. At least the drive to St. George is direct and not too challenging of a drive.

Today is my first official day as a Powered by Chocolate Milk Ambassador. I was very honoured to be asked and extremely impressed with the program. Living in a household that LOVES chocolate milk, the partnership is perfect.

First order of business was unpacking and building my bike. Now that is done, I will sleep easy.


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