Knowing going into Jodi's Kona Ironman I would be there 7 days meant I would be off the bike: 7 days. So I loaded up up on hard effort quality climbing up to the day before departure. Did swim with Jodi on the course (pre and post race day) and ran some good stuff up high into the town of Holualoa and back to Kona. But no bike.
I have gotten 3 good rides in since returning 3 days ago and today climbing Sunset Ridge to Mt.Baldy:SNAP! chain breaks. Long ass way back but soooo happy it happened there and not Maui next week. Been there done that and it really hurts on race day. Took bike in and they pretty much said lay her to pasture. My XO components are worn big time. It's not like I havn't trained and raced a ton on her or anything. I believe almost 3 years now. I knew she was getting tired but I just love this bike. The geometry suits me. The ride suits me. My blingy (yet worn and tired) drive train has suited me. And I think I suit her. She is at Coates Bikes (Dr.s office) and I will know more tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed. And again happy no bomb of a mechanical failure @ Xterra Worlds.