|funny bike sign from today's ride
My original plan for the second half of the season was to do the Last Chance Tri half distance tri at Rend Lake, IL on October 2nd. After looking into the race a bit more, it looks like a nice course and the 1863 folks put on good races. Then I looked at the results from last year and less than 60 people did the race. That sounds like a lonely bike and a really lonely run. Couple that with the $170 entry fee and a night or two at a hotel plus food and it's a $500 lonely race. To take the place of that race, I'm toying with the idea of a private HIM starting from my house instead. Kind of crazy idea, but when you go on long bike rides without tunes, these kind of crazy ideas happen :-). I live across the street for an extensive trail system for the bike and run and two blocks from a YMCA with a pool. T1, T2 and the aid stations would be in my front yard (meaning a lot of run loops). Post race food would be grilled by me, once I finish. Corn won't be in season, but I'll come up with something else good.
|Dinner tonight, also had salmon and Mahi Mahi
Here are couple pics from the tentative bike course.
If you are interested, let me know (I'll need to limit the entries due to the cost of dinner). I might even have some shirts made, or a shirt if I'm the only taker :-). Oh, and I've become a fair weather racer, so if the weather sucks, you can race and I'll start the cookout early.