It was a bit of a nightmare getting here, though. I was supposed to leave on December 11th from Ottawa however it wasn't to be. Foolishly, I did not obtain an ESTA. I arrived at the airport on the 11th and wasn't able to leave! It was truly, truly heartbreaking. After a lot of stress, more money and a few extra days I was on my way on the 16th.
I've backdated this post so I'll get busy soon with a few more updates.
Here are a few shots from the 'workout of the week' (150km long ride + 30min run at HIM pace off the bike)