So here we go again for TTT-TO 2020 and our first race of the season on March 15th in San Juan on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, a magnificent and unique island and smallest of the Greater Antilles. Add a great climate, friendly people, USD $$ currency and a spirited latin vibe with American like home amenities and you cannot go wrong. Early mornings from 6am people are out jogging, walking, swimming, riding bikes and smiling. This is the reason we keep coming back for TTT-TO. After the devastation from hurricane Maria in 2018 the islanders are slowly rebuilding with federal aid and a lot of can do attitude and generators and still there is much to be done. Visitors help the economy and bring some normalcy I think. We will base our race group TTT-TO at the Caribe Hilton, one of the race hotels and what a beautiful setting for a few days of relaxing and then recovery after a busy and fun race. Of course with the race all over by 3.30pm there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the beaches, snorkeling and a visit to the Bacardi factory or a drive to the El Junque rain forest for an easy hike, I suggest the next day 🙂 We will have a great post race party as usual!! Depending on how long you plan to stay, the island has a lot to offer the adventure seekers with zip lines, hikes, boat trips, night time snorkels or just a quiet beach and a good book, Puerto Rico has it all. If you like food, good food then the old town of San Juan has great restaurants and bars and our personal tour guide Tony Mercado knows all the best places to eat and “hydrate” 😉
As we are now a few weeks out, looks like we have a great group, some racing some relaying and some as Sherpas. I hear there will be family and friends of Irene and Jose their and Lucero will be with mama Lucero and her aunt both amazing people. Whether Lucero races in the Laura-Charlotte RELAZY team will depend on how she is feeling so don’t be shy, step up to the plate if you want to run a relay leg! Meantime we have flight details and hotel details so are all set. We will be using primarily WHATSAPP to communicate around the group setting, it is really convenient to announce meetings, ask group questions about spare parts for bikes etc 🙂 and to arrange social events which of course are all optional. Do your own thing and enjoy yourselves, we plan to. See you soon.
We will keep it relaxed and you can do whatever you feel like, the TTT is mostly about having fun completing the 70.3 in the time limit. AAAAND if anyone needs a relay team partner let us know ASAP.