Saturday, August 30, 2014

Walchsee Austria

When I race Internationally I really like setting up a 1/2 two weeks out from a full Ironman - better chance to pay for the trip, see more of the world, and set myself up for a great full distance race. I had never been to Austria before this week, and I've always wanted to race here. Enter Challenge Walchsee...


I think I fell into a storybook picturesque setting. The town is small, quaint and everything is beautiful, peaceful and quiet. I brought my Dad along for the Austria portion of my trip, as he assured me he is an expert at finding the best baked goods, and I just might need someone along to help me in this area. (We have had amazing apple strudel several times already.)

On the bike course.
Transition

Gnomes!!
More of the bike course.

Seriously - this makes you want to ride your bike, right?!?
Someone who is Austrian help me out here - what are the tall poles with ribbons hanging off them found in each town?

Three years ago I flew into Ireland and raced 3 days later. It worked then, so I am hoping for a great race tomorrow. If for some reason it doesn't go well, at least I have a ton of awesome Austrian scenery to look at all day!

2 comments:

Kim Williams said...

Beautiful

Jennifer Payne said...

Gorgeous!! Have a great race and enjoy!!!