I love this race...its a tough test, the scenery is amazing and the town really lays out the red carpet to all the competitors.
This year flew in from New York to Las Vegas Wednesday night and stayed over in Vegas. The reason I did this was to take the opportunity to visit the Valley of Fire State Park on my way up to St George. Its about an hour outside Vegas, half way.
It was definitely worth the visit. The name of the park is very appropriate with all the red rock bursting out of the desert. I took a break for lunch and snapped some photos looking down a road through a thin valley of high rocks either side. Spectacular!
On Friday, the day before the race, I also had the opportunity to use the new Drone that Ana and I bought recently. I took some videos, one of the Sand Hollow lake where we swam, the view over the town of St George, and of Snow Valley where we cycled. Take a look at one of them here
I had a great time as usual in St George, met u with Andrew and Kirsten Rastrick and friends by accident as well as Stefan from the Rye Tri Club. I also had a good day racing, beating my time from two years ago by 12 minutes which was very satisfying.
If you want a good test soon after the winter and enjoy the scenery then I would definitely recommend this race.
Pictures of that trip are here