It was pouring rain when I woke up, so I took my time building the Slice, eating brekkie (look I'm already Australian!!), and drinking coffee.
I found a bike path - and felt about out of place as possible on my tri bike.
|At least I'm aerodynamic!|
|It was super scenic though!|
|Back on my bike path.|
|Awesome Aussie penguin graffiti.|
|I made it out of town!|
|Wide open riding.|
|My favorite section all day.|
Once I turned around I managed to remember all the turns in downtown Melbourne, partly just by following some bike commuters. Until one went the opposite direction of where I needed to go and I realized I was not in the right place. And there was a major looking freeway in front of me. UH OH.
Thankfully right about this time I met Rodrigo - who noticed my odd pointy helmet and attire and asked if I was racing on Sunday. He is volunteering for the race and was headed to a bike shop in St. Kilda. I followed him to the shop, where he promptly bought me a coffee while we chatted about racing, travel and kangaroos (I need to see one of these while here!)
Thanks Rodrigo for the coffee and for helping me find my way back!