Actually, it's not that hot here, mostly because I arrived when the sun was already down and the heat gone for the day. I hear mid-day when the sun is shining and bright it's nice and toasty...to the tune of 90+ degrees! I guess I'll get to see that tomorrow!
So I arrived in Tempe along with my suitcase and bike in one piece! Actually, can't confirm that my bike it still in one piece because I haven't opened up the case yet. I figure I'll leave that task for tomorrow morning. My flight went smoothly although I wasn't quite expecting such a long flight. I guess I don't usually go THIS far for races so I don't have 4.5+ hour flights! But it went relatively quickly and only in the last 30 minutes when the baby behind me started to wail did I get a little antsy...as in...GET ME OFF THIS PLANE NOW! Either way, Southwest is the way to fly I tell you. I think they are the only airline left that doesn't charge extra for bags, drinks, snacks and doesn't kill you on the bike fee. And I got a window seat. :)
As of right now I'm just desperately trying to stay awake until 9 pm MST so that I can get on a somewhat normal schedule. If I had to guess though, I'd say I'll be getting up around 4 am tomorrow morning! But better to go west than east, that's for sure. I learned that last year when I went to Germany!
Tempe is so nice! I can't wait to see the race course. My in laws picked me up at the airport and said they had tried to drive the bike course today. They said it was very nice with smooth roads. And I saw Tempe Town Lake. And I'm very excited!
But also tired. Only 45 more minutes and I can go to sleep...