IM Kona 2015 - bike check-in

We captured a large gallery from the bike check-in at the 2015 GoPro Ironman World Championship, and you will find lots of interesting items below.

Michelle Vesterby checks in her custom painted Cannondale Slice with a matchign Kask helmet.

Tim Don was one of the early pros to show up, and he was in and out in no time.

Andreas Raelert has several custom modifications on his Cube race bike.

Marino Vanhoenacker had the world tuned out and walked in with great focus.

Tyler Butterfield with his custom painted Ekoi helmet.

French pro Cyril Viennot wants to step up from last year's result where he finished 5th.

Mike Giraud helped Amanda Stevens with this clean and smart custom made carbon Pitstop holder.

Hector Picard will attempt to be the first double arm amputee finisher in Kona.

When Cameron Brown checked in there was virtually no line.

The arrival of the Flock of Dimonds.

Many eyes will be on the fast German Maik Twelsiek.

The Felt crew was looking hard for Daniela Ryf's missing Felt.

All day long the triathlon paparazzi were in full action. Here hounding Camilla Pedersen.

Jodie Swallow looked relaxed when she checked in her Scott Plasma 5.

Defending champion Mirinda Carfrae was escorted by the scantily clad Bonk Breaker crew.

Team Every Man Jack showed up in force, and this wasn't even all of the qualifiers.

Rookie Lionel Sanders was able to check-in without too much fanfare and attention.

Kiwi Gima Crawford is sporting one of the new Rudy Project aero road helmets. Only a few pros got these early samples.

Popular race announcer Paul Kaye introduces the Olympic champion and current 70.3 World Champion Jan Frodeno, who is considered by many to be the favorite here.

Lew Hollander is an impressive inspiration.

Fast American age grouper Dan Stubleski will likely have a target on his back. He was the 2014 age group champion in 8:50:22.

A big smile for Heather Wurtele, who has big goals here.

Brit Alison Rowatt is always dangerous and she has a snazzy Trek Speed Concept.

Defending men's champion Sebastian Kienle almost managed to sneak past us.

There is a lot of bling on Timothy O'Donnell's custom painted bike.

Leanda Cave is escorted by boyfriend and Ventum co-owner Diaa Nour.

The powerful legs of Belgian super age grouper Sam Gyde.

Caroline Steffen is one of the dangerous competitors here.

Former pro Ain-Alar Juhanson modestly said that he just hopes to go sub-11.

Uplace-BMC members Romain Guillaume and Sofie Goos checked in very late.

The new ON running shoes of 2013 Ironman World Champion Frederik van Lierde.