Sunday, August 28, 2005

Lending a Hand

ORN 8/28/05, city bike, 30 min, X 2

Today was the big triathlon in Chicago and I volunteered to help. I did some triathlons years ago, but it just took too much time to be awful at all three sports! But, I still enjoy them. Plus, I think it's important to give back when we can.

I rode to and from the race site, about 6 miles or so each way. Started out at about 4:15 AM, which was a kick. Riding along the lakefront in pitch darkness is a pretty spiritual place. The city is asleep, the lake was calm. Good stuff.

By the time we got to the race site, though, before 5 AM, there was already a buzz of participants getting their stuff ready in the transition area. Quite a contrast.

A good day, all around.

Waddle on, friends.

John

1 comment:

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Volunteering is always so much fun.