Business or Pleasure?

Any time you fly internationally, you have to fill out customs forms. On the form, there is a question that asks what the main purpose of your trip is…business or pleasure. I checked the business box. The nice gentlemen at customs needed an explanation, but after a minute of explaining that running around in spandex and racing in some of the most beautiful places in the world was my job, he let me go.

Yesterday as I was riding through Cancun, I couldn’t help but grin from ear to ear. What a lucky guy I am. I am healthy, get to travel the world to beautiful place to do what I love. The honest truth is that I take great pleasure in what I do…so I guess I’m here for business and pleasure.

Tomorrow is one of those days at the office that you look forward to and are anxious about at the same time. My whole body knows that tomorrow is going to bring immense pain, fatigues, unbearable heat and provide me with a springboard where I alone must push myself to my limits. I am very excited to race tomorrow and I assure you, once that gun goes, it’s business time!

Hillary sent me this quote which has become my mantra for tomorrows race.

“Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own.

I am the force.

I can clear any obstacle before me,

or I can be lost in the maze.

My Choice;

My Responsibility;

Win or lose…

I hold the key to my destiny!” -Elaine Maxwell

If you want to follow me tomorrow, my race starts at 6am Calgary time. You can track the race on the following websites;

Thanks for all the support and I’ll update tomorrow



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