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The Slowtwitch Kona Gathering at the GU compound on Alii Drive was sold out. Merriment was rampant on the lava shore.
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Devashish Paul arrived by bike after a jaunt up to 5,000 feet on a nearby mountain road.
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Beneath a Slowtwitch Kona Gathering sign, this invitee cools off in the shade while enjoying the food.
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Emcee Sean English mans the microphone from the balcony, distributing prizes to the crowds below.
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Pro competitor Jocelyn McCauley made an appearance.
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Mark Johnson stands close to the beautiful sculpture of a woman on the main floor.
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ST ad man Lars Finanger made an appearance.
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Basking in the late afternoon sun.
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Slowtwitch honcho Dan Empfield chats with Hector Torres.
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Left to Right: USA Triathlon CMO Chuck Menke, CEO Rocky Harris with wife Liz, and Scott Miller.
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Intense conversation while properly hydrating.
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Renowned coach Neal Henderson (right) chats with a friend. Henderson, the former coach of Flora Duffy and current coach of rising star Taylor Knibb, is now recovered from a nasty bike crash.
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Wattie Ink was well represented at the party.
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Two cool gals.
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Anxiously awaiting the drawing.
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Enjoying the sunny show along the rock wall.
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Bren Wilhite (Left) won a Garmin 945 in the drawing – with Cat Elvert.
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Making a connection with one of the youngest members at the fest.
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Ignoring the giants to commune with his iPad; probably looking at our recent bike galleries.