Mike Dannelley and Roch at Bow Lake, just north of Lake Louise Alberta
Banff bike trip, Ironman Canada and Heather at NascarThe month of August started with Roch and Mike Dannelley riding from Calgary Alberta, through Banff and finishing at Jasper. It was on the way to Ironman Canada so why not ride 430 miles in 4 days? Great way to get fit, lose weight and see some of the most amazing scenery in all of North America.
From there Roch went straight to Penticton British Columbia, home of Ironman Canada. Over 2200 athletes started the race making it the largest Ironman mass start in North America. The biggest news of the week was the Underpants run. The Canucks know what’s important race week and the Underpants run is it! Close to 200 people, and 2 dogs, show up to raise awareness of the nasty tighty whities and raise money for Kids of Steel Triathlon events.
Last stop was at the Sony HD 500 Nascar race in Ontario California. Heather, Roch and Greg made the short 90min trip north from San Diego. NBC will be featuring Heather during the IM Hawaii TV show this November and when they found out that she was a HUGE Jeff Gordon fan they set up a "meet and greet" with the man himself. Heather did admit that she was nervous during their meeting, but managed to keep her composure through it all.
September will be a busy month as well. Huddle and Newby are at Ironman Wisconsin and then straight to Panama City Beach for the Florida training camp. Look for a story on their trip next week.