30 May 2014


We flew Qantas all the way from Darwn via Sydney to Honolulu - incident free, on time and comfortable. Ditto the inter island flight to Kona.

The view from the Qantas Club in Sydney is pretty special

Sky watch in Kona

There was some drama with our condo which resulted in a late change (personally think it is an upgrade, at the very least much better equiped than the one we originally booked).  As we had already moved in, it was a case of having to pack all the gear back in the car and drive round to the new unit.  In our jetlagged, tired and emotional state we thought we handled our end of staying calm extremely well in the circumstances.

Needless to say, we were tucked up in the four poster bed very early and slept the clock around.

The bikes arenow together, we have had a ride and been out to register, check in  our run bag and attend the race brief.

As luck would have it, reached registration table with Craig Alexander and had a bit of a chat.  He starts as race favourite for the men's event on Sunday.

The weather, temperature wise, is perfect.  The sun is of the burning variety so have to remember to slip,slop, slap before going out.  Main concern is the wind.  The headwind going out on the Queen K this morning saw the speedo registering teens (and not high teens).  

At race brief this evening they told us the forecast for Saturday is for high winds and they have extended the race cut off time in anticipation of slower finish times.


The wristband is on - must be real. 

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