Riding with the Australians
I was planning on doing the Team USA training bike ride today, but ended up riding with an Australian couple. When I went to get onto the elevator this morning there was a young wife and husband from Sydney decked out in their cycling gear. They asked me if I wanted to ride 30-40 K with them. I accepted the offer and I was being toured around the Gold Coast. Everyone I have meant from Australia has been so nice. The people make it easy to fall in love with the country. The husband was an accomplished Ironaman triathlete and she was competing in her third ITU World Championship race. At the end of the ride the couple invited me to lunch. We had a great meal and I made two new friends. My plan for the rest of today is to relax and mentally prepare for my race.