Saturday, October 28, 2017

Xterra Maui 2017 - Day 2......

What a difference a day makes!  After the sloppy conditions on Thursday, the heat and wind had done wonders on the bike course that I didn't even have to clean my bike after a pre-ride of the lower half of the course.  By Sunday it should be hero dirt with plenty of grip.

The pre-ride was nice and easy just getting used the trails and generally chit-chatting with a group of the east coasters here on the island. The legs felt good and I can't wait for the race now....

Later in the afternoon we headed down to D.T. Fleming Beach to practice in the surf. Since the storms earlier in the week the surf has really been up, so much so that the Peahi (Jaws) big wave surf event was scheduled rapidly for this weekend (40-60-ft waves).  Playing in the surf was fun but I am show many are nervous ahead of Sunday. Weather forecasts show that the swell will begin to clam down for race day morning.

The evening was spent at the pre-race dinner where the Xterra Warrior award gets given and the recognition of all the global races around the world.....way too many to put on the bucket list!

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