A day on the Vegas Strip


18
Apr
2012

We’ve been walking pretty close to what humans walk like today. And we took advantage of that.
We have spent almost all day on the Strip. – Been in the Stratosphere and tried their amusements.

Been at the shooting range and shot 9mm’s and 40 cal’s. Been at New York New York and ridden the craziest roller coaster.

And tonight we go to the Venetian to watch a show. The Blue Man show that is.

Awards banquet and sore bodies


18
Apr
2012

In the overall race 151 out of 261 athletes finished and Per came in in 13th and I in 23rd place.

Waves, wind and hills – but we did it!


18
Apr
2012

Wow, what a tough ride. Both Per and I did fine, and where very pleased with our results.
The wind was blowing about 10 – 13 m/s. wich caused trouble on the swim as there where a lot of current and waves.
It kept going on on the bike course, which was a out and home course. The way out was straight against the wind, and the constant rollers helped to make it a tough ride.
Per had a flat after 3 km and i had one at 60 km.
On the way home we had tailwind and three 18% climbs to cope with. That was fun!
Even with obstacles like 18% climbs and flats both of us where “fast” enough to be able to start on the marathon while the sun was up. On the second loop the sun had set and we crossed the finish line in complete darkness.
Per: 12:19:08
Lars:12:46:14
The organizers provided spa’s, food, drinks and a good vibe.
If you’d like to do a tough and rough full distance triathlon – why don’t do the world’s most grueling?

Pain is only temporary – quitting is forever!


18
Apr
2012

Thanks Frøkjær for taking all these great pictures. Perhaps you should have been a photographer…?

Bikes have been checked in!


18
Apr
2012

Today’s the day before the day… Pre-race meetings, bike check in and a lot of thoughts about the race. We have unfortunately experienced a dramatic weather change with cloudy sky’s, lower temperatures and a lot of wind. – That wasn’t a part of the plan! But we hope for the best for tomorrow. And by the way, Frøkjær decided to treat us well and provide a real vehicle to transport our gear in. Can you say HUMMER? H3 it is… Wow – if you got it, you can do it!

Silverman video coverage portal


18
Apr
2012

The crew at RoughHouse Productions is pleased to bring you online coverage of the 2006 SilverMan Triathlon.
Using the latest in mobile blogging and satellite broadband technology, we’ll be bringing you pre-race interviews and video updates all live from the race course!
Go to silvermancoverage.com

Carbo load


18
Apr
2012

The carbo load / pasta party has just taken place. Entertainment was made by 6 time Hawaii Ironman Winner Dave Scott. In his 30 min speech he gave advice and came up with cheering comments and suggestions.

He also reminded us that the bike course has three 18% climbs… But the engine should have enough calories to burn now.

Earlier today we went for a 25 min. swim in Lake Mead. That was the last bit of exercise before the race on Sunday…

 

No way back!


18
Apr
2012

After a nice swim and a short run in the most beautiful surroundings yesterday we went to see the Hoover Dam. Though our mission is a Iron distance triathlon we still have time to do some recreational sightseeing.

Today we have picked up our start bags and got registered… So now there’s no way back!

We where all pleased to see that the Danish flag was presented at the finish line, and the fact that all volunteers was smiling and wishing us a great ride, we got in the mood. Let it soon be Sunday!

Hoover Dam


18
Apr
2012

It is the greatest engineering projects ever accomplished. The dam prevents flooding of the Colorado River and provides water and megawatts of electricity for Las Vegas. The hydroelectric plant helps light up parts of Arizona, Nevada and southern California.

Viva Las Vegas


18
Apr
2012

Las Vegas – here we are.

After about 20 hours in the air we arrived safe in Vegas last night.
We had booked Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the first night. None of us liked the music, but wow we loved the hotel. The location, the view and the luxury.

The nine hours of time difference we are exposed to is hammering down on us, and we felt a sleep pretty early – just after we have had dinner.

Today we changed location and checked in at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino… Wow that’s big – straight Vegas style.

We have spent all day around and on our bikes. After having been disassembled and packed in suitcases they needed some serious attention.

We went for a ride in the dessert. Wow what a view! It’s a privilege to be here and to be able to race under these circumstances.