Here's our race report:
Carbo load. Red rice bread (simple carbs), balanced nicely with homemade butter (not sure what from - but there were a lotta monkeys nearby...)
Going over the (local) rules and regs with the locals. (How do you say "We are lost?" in Balinese???)
Pre-race meal the night before, lots of rice and protein. Though not sure Nigel would agree with the spicy sambal sauce. Not basic enough?
|Warm up pool was perfect.|
|Swim leg around the island was..... circular.|
|The run through T1 was not quite so smooth.|
|Bike course was pretty spectacular in parts. Not many competitors caught for drafting.|
|Course markers were generally well located.|
|In other parts the bike course was quite technical, as this team demonstrates...|
... and they made it safely through.
|On-course support was A1.|
Mechanical DNF: Simi's bike suffered a broken chain.
Broken spoke = Bike FAIL!
On-course supplements (read: enhancements), though illegal, were freely available.
|Local support was incredible. Super friendly.|
|We LOVE the finisher's medals.|
|Ideal destination to have some post-race R&R.|
|Getting around the island with the local transport was a breeze.|
Following Nigel's advice, the post-race cool off was soothing.
|Post race massage!|