There's something very familiar about this type of picture, in the heart of a race expo. But that doesn't make me any less excited to be there. For me, it's a part of the whole pre-race excitement that is inextricably linked to the joy of competing in (or photographing) a triathlon.
The expo at Oceanside 70.3 was a fairly typical collection of vendors, in an atypically beautiful setting. The Ironman Village lived up to the namesake of this race, sitting just a stone's throw from the beach at the Oceanside pier. And as always, there were a few interesting little gems among the usual pre-race fare. Enjoy the gallery, and check back Saturday for a full race-day gallery.