Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Racing in Portland was made all the more exciting since I got to stay with a childhood friend from my Chicago days.

Kirsten was the ultimate host / super-sherpa. She had never been to a triathlon before and did an amazing job of pretending that all the aerodynamic spandex-clad dorks were perfectly normal.We laughed a lot.

We did important things including pre-race pedicures.

View from where I was staying.

Every ride I did pre-race included quite a bit of this: /\/\/\/\

I liked this fence...

Beautiful green!

Towering trees.

And some Dr. Seuss-ish looking trees.

I am working on the race report - but need to gather some photos first to go with all the blah-blah-blah details. I also need to sell some microscopes in the meantime...