Our day began with a walk up the long hill onto the Hoan Bridge - which is normally closed to pedestrian traffic.
From our position on the bridge, A and I had great views of the swim venue, Lake Michigan, the City, and a water treatment plant.
Before long, the lead cyclist came over the hill. From there on, there was a steady stream of athletes. A and I were cracking up as they popped up from their saddles at our shouts of 'Speed Bump'!
Once she passed us by, our duties were complete, so the four of us made our way back down to the finish area, grabbed a snack, and chatted about our race plans for the rest of the season - and next season! The USAT Age Group Nationals will be in Milwaukee again next year, and we're all seriously considering going for it. After all, how many people can say they raced in a national championship in their hometown?