June 22 - Park City
Today was a great day! It was the second "rest" day this week, and we really got to explore park city!
We started with another breakfast sponsored by whole foods. Once again it was really good, going back to crew chief breakfast might be a bit of a challenge!
The coolest part of the day was visiting the Olympic Park home to the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is also the training ground for athletes working toward the next Winter Olympics! We got to see guys practicing on the ski jump, which is basically a giant slip-n-slide. They were all landing at about the 90 foot mark.
I got to ride down the alpine slide which was really cool. I was on the breaks a lot because I didn't want to fall off, but it was cool nonetheless. To get the the slide I rode the first chairlift of my life, so that was pretty sweet too.
We also toured the Olympic museum which was super cool pictures below:
After that we went downtown for lunch, and then had some real free time. I checked out the shops, and ended up buying two pairs of cool socks from a store that only sells cool socks.
Our next stop was a friendship visit at the National Ability Center. We helped clean out a storage barn, and got to ride some of the bikes for people with disabilities. They were so cool. More pictures:
Finally we had lunch with Troy Haas' family who live in Park City. They were incredibly supportive of our journey, and we're just generally cool people. We as a team had a blast, and by the end were closer than I think we have ever been.