A busy expo, hot bikes, new gear, interesting folks and long lines at Lava Java were noticed today, but I refrained from capturing coffee shop crowds. However there was also the Slowtwitch gathering powered by Cannondale, Sugoi, blueseventy, nuun and Kona Brewing, and we will have a full gathering from that awesome annual event.
Another day, a busy expo and like clockwork - a cruise ship found its way to Kona like every year during the race week.
Dave Scott is a legend and I always feel I ought to bow to him.
Jodie Swallow has a chat with slowtwitcher Brad Williams who was sporting a prototype Kiwami kit.
The pier was very busy this morning even after 8am.
I noticed plain Ironman cups at the refueling station, and I seem to recall they were yellow Powerbar ones the last days.
It is not only triathletes who swim at the pier in the morning.
This surfer is not waiting for a wave, he is waiting for crowds from the cruise ship who want to have a pic taken with a surfer guy.
TorHans brought the close to final version of this 22oz AeroZ to Kona. Soon available in black or white.
Mirinda Carfrae, Tim Reed and Kelly Williamson signed autographs at the Daylight Mind Cafe.
That allowed us to have a look at Kelly Williamson's Felt IA.
CompressSport sells special Kona kits, and each item comes in these commemorative 1 liter bottles.
Bonk Breaker has been busy in Kona too and they have a very breezy booth near the water. The Cookies & Cream bar is new and popular for them.
Cor Story from Hamilton, New Zealand had his running shoes Boa altered in the Boa experience booth in the expo. A fantastic service by the Boa crew.
Kristin Möller is flying under the radar here in Kona, and she is likely ok with it.
Crowie was signing autographs in the Sunglass Hut and there was huge line outside to see the 3 time Ironman World Champion.
This is Sugoi's very sharp brand ambassador kit and you will likely see a few folks with it .
Mary Beth Ellis might have been drinking a lemonade here or a .........
The Skechers GoRun 4 and GoRun Ride 4 have a drainage hole at the bottom and a heel loop - making them triathlon friendly.
Chrissy Wellington gave words of advice to age groupers and promised them to cheer them on with full passion.
The annual Slowtwitch Kona gathering was a big success. But we will have more in another gallery.