Thoughts on Elbows, Biking, and Hawaii

Coach Nicole on a small group ride on Gold Camp Road above Colorado Springs.

Thoughts on Elbows, Biking, and Hawaii

Time for another elbow status update, as about three weeks ago I was cleared to ride outside. (Yay!)  

 

I’m still working on getting extension, but the muscles around the elbow are slowly getting stronger. My first outdoor ride, which was the Friday Evening Ride from Cafe Velo, certainly reminded me I was coming back from injury. The elbow felt fine, but the supporting muscles in my back didn’t take long to fatigue! This is improving quickly as I ride more. And I’m enjoying being able to bike commute around town again!

 

Coach Nicole’s traditional pre-ride selfie before the Friday Evening Ride from Cafe Velo

Traditional pre-ride selfie – and I’m finally back riding!

 

And wow! The things you miss when you aren’t able to ride, namely a whole summer of road construction! Last weekend I headed out on west-side ride to hit up some of the hills and a lot of the roads had been repaved. My descent down Woodmen Rd wasn’t a pothole dodge-fest, but I could regain some comfort descending. (While speed is fun, I’m a cautious descender, as safety trumps speed.) I did a section through the Garden of the Gods and it was all new, too!

 

Coach Nicole, her bike, and a bunch of tourists at Balanced Rock in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO.

My bike and Balanced Rock in Garden of the Gods

 

This week I am in Kona, HI to help cover the IRONMAN World Championships for 303triathlon.com. The history and tradition of the event is deep and impressive. The mix of Hawaiian culture and tradition with the best endurance athletes in the world, and basically everything triathlon, makes for one magical week.

 

The finish line at the 2015 IRONMAN World Championships

The finish line at the 2015 IRONMAN World Championships

 

I’ll be sharing my experiences over the week through social media platforms. And be sure to follow 303Triathlon.com on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/303Triathlon/) and Twitter (@303Triathlon) to share in the experience as we cover race week in Kona!

 

Aloha!

-Coach Nicole

 

 

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