((Funny story: we both had planned on doing this race and 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' signed up no problem and then 2 minutes later when I tried to signed up- SOLD OUT! Totally bummed, but it ended up working out.))
We got to the airport at about 2:20am and since it was so close to 2:30, I had 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' drop me off at the door before parking the car, so I could get the bike checked in. Well... that was my plan anyway. I got inside the airport and it was empty- literally no one in there but some construction workers working on a ceiling repair. I got in line at Frontier and they told me that the counter doesn't open until 3:30. WHAT?!?! I was furious- mainly because I knew that it didn't sound right in the first place. I called Frointer and pointed out the mistake, to which they just said that I was there early and should be OK with the bike getting checked in 1.5 hours before the flight-- instead of the required 2.5 hours.....
Once the counter opened, we spent about 30 seconds checking in and then had to wait 25 minutes for the security line to open up to access the terminal. (This is how you know you are at the airport too early! The people who work at the airport aren't even there yet!)
We finally made it to the gate and I tried to sleep before boarding the plane, but a guy sitting behind us was talking SO loud I think the whole airport could hear him. I now know his entire crews names and what they should be doing on the job and what he expects to be done when he gets back.
Got in the plane. Got off the plane. Rented a car- where the attended who checked us out told us we needed to get married already and asked if he could come to our wedding. Totally not awkward at all....
Before we made the drive to Boulder (from Denver), we stopped at hipster restaurant and had breakfast.
We made it to the hotel before check in, so 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' put his bike together in the parking lot and took it for a quick spin. By the time he got back, it was time to check in and our friends that we were sharing a room arrived too.
We hung out at the hotel, went to an early happy hour with everyone, and went to bed.
The next day, we went to packet pickup (where all our friends had to wait in a rediculously long check-in line, but since 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' is an "All World Athlete", he had a special line with no one in it. We laughed thinking there was no way the line was for him- but sure enough it was. We quickly went through packet pick-up and then waited with our friends and went through it again. Haha!
After that, we decided to drive the bike course- it was beyond pretty! The scenery was seriously amazing, but a TON of rolling hills with lots of climbing. (Kinda glad I'm sitting this one out.... haha!!)
|T-swift Bad Blood makes me feel like a gangster|
The next morning was race morning. We woke up really early and headed down to the race start. Traffic was extremely backup and not moving at all, 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' ended up getting out and walking because he was afraid he wasn't going to have enough time before transition closed. -- they never ended up closed transition because everyone was arriving late!
|So cute! I love this photo of them!|
|My lovely camera chooses to focus on the cameraman's hat and not the finisher.... typical!|
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