I figure everyone has had enough of the swim, bike and run race reports from Kona by now so here’s some of what I learned in my first trip to the Big Island:
- When you head out for your first ride on the Queen K and find yourself flying at 26+mph it’s not because you have suddenly become the cyclist of your dreams as race day approaches. It means you have a tail wind and it will take you twice as long to get home. It also means you’ll probably run out of fluids and get really dehydrated. I learned this one the hard way.