Towards the end of September I sat in a presentation at The Ute and Yeti in downtown Colorado Springs to hear a presentation by Megan Hottman, aka the Cyclist-Lawyer, on Colorado cycling laws. I’ve “known” Megan virtually for some time through social media (meaning I followed her on twitter for a few years…) when following the Colorado cycling scene, so when I learned UpaDowna and SoCo Velo were hosting her here, I figured it’d be a smart thing for me to do as a coach and group ride leader.
The last time I saw Megan was earlier this summer when I raced the State Games Triathlon and Megan was there. My reaction was something like “Huh? What’s a pro cyclist doing racing this little triathlon?” It was a short sprint triathlon, so I just thought it was cool and left it at that.
I was still curious after seeing her at that race, so after her cycling law presentation, I went up to her and asked “Soooooo, when’s your next triathlon?” unaware of some of the other racing she had already been doing. She told me the big one is in a couple months. I did some math, and was thinking - what race is in November?? Ahhh - IRONMAN Arizona!!