Saturday, May 10, 2008

Today on the island...

Warm & windy (as in I was riding at 5mph for a few miles into the head wind). A few times I was pretty sure I would end up on the pavement as wind-kill, (thanks to the cross winds) but I survived. The plan was to "enjoy" my bike ride. Not fast, not hard, zone 1, "enjoy". I rarely get the "enjoy" posted on my workouts so I brought a camera to make it fun!

I rode with my sister & Sam B. Poor Brooke, I kept riding on her tail and taking videos! I was zoomin' in on her bum and driving her more crazy than the wind! Gotta love riding "enjoyably" with me!

Our route was the Hawaii 70.3 course. I will never get sick of this course! It over looks the Pacific on the makai side and snuggles the mauka side close enough that as the winds sweep through they make riding playful. The climb is so gentle yet challenging as the head winds try to keep you from Hawi. The history of King Kamehameha unfolds as you pass through heiuas & old parks and run down shipping docks. Once to the sleepy little town of Hawi fruit stands & coffee shops greet you and a nice down hill...

Life is good.


Blogger Patrick said...

Hey B- that is one of my fav rides too! hardly any traffic and scenic with some hill challenges. And you FLY out of town back to Kawaihae.

Hope Brooke got a good workout. Get her good and ready for Honu.

May 10, 2008 at 3:15 PM

Blogger Brooke Myers said...

gotta love my a**..That was a great ride this morning though.. The wind was unbelievable (never have I felt that before).
Who would have thought I could have gone the slowest pace and fastest down hill all in the same day...
Thanks for keeping me motivated and moving.. Truly was an enjoyable morning with you and Sam!!

May 10, 2008 at 3:22 PM

Blogger Brooke Myers said...

And for the record - that is not my butt crack peeping through, it's just the seem in the shorts... (I got kinda nervous there for a minute, so I went and checked).. ha ha

May 10, 2008 at 3:40 PM

Blogger Patrick said...

I checked's a crack!!

May 10, 2008 at 3:43 PM

Blogger Bruce Stewart said...

It's fun when its windy. I had more or less the same ride as that with cloudless skies about a week before Honu last year. It made the race (which was relatively windless) so much easier. In some ways, I hope the race can be windy. Then it will be a real test of skills, in which I am sure you will excel.

May 10, 2008 at 3:51 PM

Blogger Sarah said...

Awwww, Bree!! I LOVE the Big Island and I can't WAIT to come back. Can't do Honu this year, but next year I AM SO THERE.

I had gone to the Big Island 3-4 times before becoming a triathlete so when I learned about Honu, I knew someday I'd HAVE to go back and do that race.

Thanks for all the great pics and bringing me back there for a moment. :)

Good for you for doing a 'fun' ride! Those are the BEST!


May 10, 2008 at 4:16 PM

Blogger Kellye Mills said...

Look at Brooke looking good!! I can't WAIT to be there riding that ride. I'll probably be so zoned I won't even get to really take it all in, so thanks for the pictures! And I love your St. Croix pictures too! I'm going to email you about my bike. I think I'm going to ship it and I may need to ship it to you if that's ok. Talk to you soon!

May 10, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Blogger shawn and tracy said...

You are killing me with your tropical destinations and home. Just when I think spring has come to CO it laughs in my face....Sounds like a wonderful Sat.
P.S. Great season thus far your such a stud ;-)

May 10, 2008 at 5:07 PM

Blogger kerrie said...

ooooh, i love those pics and recognize all of those places(except for brooke's butt of course). sounds like a great ride! the shaved ice place is awesome especially when he mixes it with ice cream - yum!!! but i have to say that i don't really like the next picture as it reminds me that i really need to toughen up and not mentally crumble when i see that, lol...

May 10, 2008 at 5:59 PM

Blogger rr said...

Brooke looks way cuter in those shorts than I do. Can't wait to be there to ride in a couple of weeks with (behind, waaay behind) you! :)

May 10, 2008 at 6:46 PM

Blogger Bruce Stewart said...

I try not to think about Harry and Daniel. If I did, I would be out biking another 3 hours each day and running several miles, too. I am trying to get home by 9:00am each day, although with difficulty. You don't have to bike far here to get out of town and then there are nice mountainous roads that are relatively pollution-free.

May 10, 2008 at 11:19 PM

Blogger Mira Lelovic said...

Happy Mother's Day, Bree! Hope you have time to enjoy the day and relax (after your training).

May 11, 2008 at 5:32 AM

Blogger Marni said...

how beautiful. I love when you post pics of the big island!

May 11, 2008 at 5:40 AM

Blogger Jen said...

Beautiful ride! Happy Mother's Day!

May 11, 2008 at 5:41 AM

Blogger Eileen Swanson said...

HAPPY MOM'S DAY WEE! Sweet that you are having a great weekend back at home, finally. Nice pics....poor Brooke, stop bugging her ;-) HA! Have a great rest of your day!


May 11, 2008 at 6:09 AM

Blogger Brooke Myers said...

happy Mothers day...

May 11, 2008 at 6:50 AM

Blogger LeAnn said...

Happy Mommy's Day!

Im considering moving back' real. One way ticket back to Kona. Yeah, would be fun to torture the Chief Nerd. Whatever pranks you and Brooke are going to do, Im right there with you.

Could you post more recipes please. Im tired of eating your banana bread all the time.

Have a good day momma Bree.


May 11, 2008 at 7:00 AM

Blogger TB said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!

May 11, 2008 at 9:38 AM

Blogger Lisa said...

Hey Bree! Sounds like you are doing so well! Congrats on all your fantastic races so far this year! I will hopefully come to race the Hawaii 70.3 in 2009.

Glad to hear your first year as a PRO is so successful already. I am sure you will continue to impress! Your attitude and spirit make you a true ambassador for the sport.

Happy Mother's Day!

May 11, 2008 at 9:40 AM

Blogger Trigirlpink said...

Cool on the pix.I haven't been to Hawaii so I especially enjoy seeing the town and where abouts you train and what not.
Now if you didn't post one of Brook's behind then we would have to *imagine* it and while this is not so important for us women, all the guys that read your blog,(and I'm sure it's in the 1000's) are REALLY enjoying Brook's very nice torso,azz and killer sculptured,tan legs without having to use their own imagination. :-)

May 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Blogger Trigirlpink said...

Shoot.. I almost forgot..

May 11, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Blogger Iain Banks said...

Great shots of the Big provides good inspiration for the World's qualifer, only a month to go till Eagleman 70.3!

May 11, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Blogger Mel said...

Happy MAMMA Day :)
Enjoy your little one and do something for yourself today!!!

Miss ya :)

May 11, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Blogger TriGirl Kate O said...

Can I have your legs? Wow!

May 11, 2008 at 3:22 PM

Blogger Shan said...

Happy Mother's Day Bree! Wow, that ride you did today looks *awesome* - I'd love to come to Hawaii some day and tool around on the bike - maybe next year I'll do Hawaii 70.3... Y'all are so lucky to live in such a gorgeous place!

May 11, 2008 at 4:21 PM

Blogger Hayden said...

Hey breeze I luv you with all myyyy heart and I miss you soo much cant wait to see you again next year if your coming back to saint anthonys anyway I dont know if brooke has told you yet but Aubrey got a blog soo now you have another person to add to your blog I unfourtanetly didnt comment about you pictures and what you wrote I'm sry In a hurry I luvv you again and miss you sooo much cant wait to see you soon Hayden Out

May 12, 2008 at 2:37 PM


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