Thursday, July 26, 2012
IMLT course. Beautiful day in Reno/Tahoe with the roads filling fast with folks looking for some combination of fun, shade, food, rest and/or adventure and excitement. Me, I just observe. I am thankful we shot the course yesterday because today would have been a clustermare (half cluster and half nightmare). The stretch along 28 from Kings Beach to Tahoe City was a parking lot. Not good for video.
Took a break near the swim start, today filled with paddle boards, kite surfers, kayakers, volleyballers and sunbathers and found a couple of rather serendipitous notes. Try these on for size:
YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
THERE ARE PRECIOUS FEW THINGS IN LIFE, OF WHICH YOU ONLY NEED ONE.
Followers of the blog will quickly put those two into context and join me in the harmony.
My work here is done. We have the foundation of a plan. The idea is solid, the players assembled. The pieces of the puzzle missing for so long have finally appeared, eager, willing, ready, primed. There remains one piece necessary to complete the coup, the final good-to-go from the tower. One way or another we will be at 33,000 feet faster than a Wiggo time trail.
All meaning that I am trying to get an early flight home to get started on the follow up work. There are things to be done that I cannot do from this hotel room.
Pix: Last night at the ballpark, home of the Reno Aces, my hotel Harrah's in the background. Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Games, Bike start and finish, and the swim start at King's Beach.