Over the weekend I made my third trip to the New Orleans 70.3. The event is such a great one that I’ve come back each year to do it again. How come? Well, I love to go fast—and the flat and furious race course provides just the opportunity. I’m also a fan of Southern Hospitality, Cajun cooking, racing in the heat, and great post-race parties. Plus, the finish in the famous Jackson Square is unparalleled.
Chris and I arrived in New Orleans on Friday. The race organizers did a great job treating the professionals right and provided us with accommodation near the Mississippi River (thanks, Ochsner!). This was a great opportunity to catch up with the competition, share some meals, squeeze in some last bits of training, and get ready for the day. With the new points system and a large prize purse on the line, Sunday’s race was going to be a stacked one. At the pro meeting on Saturday they mentioned the possibility of the race being a duathlon due to the windy conditions.
representing Precision Bikes claimed 1st place!
Jamie won the women’s overall
Jim claimed 1st in the Masters.