Damn computer keeps making it harder... I thought we had a deal!?!?
Hallucinating during the 3 minute effort. Crazy S&^#.
Bernard watches over me as I suffer and sweat all over the SRM bike and floor.So today was the day. Test day that is. Which was nice, both to get it over with and also due to the shoddy weather we are still receiving here. High of 14 today with showers. Traditional Belgian we call it. Not doing the UCI tomorrow, according to the test my body is still feeling the effects of the travel. Amazing what they can see in these graphs, and by they I mean the wonderful Dr. Dag and his assistant Dr. Micheal. Dr. Dag also happens to be the team doctor for the Discovery Channel Professional Cycling team. No joke, he is also our team doctor (though we usually see more of Dr. Micheal), we managed to catch him between the Tour de Suisse and the Tour de France. But anyways, did 2 tests: a regular ramp test (start at 100W and ramp up by 50W every 3 minutes until explosion) and a 3 minute all out test (which also had to start with a all out sprint). Nothing compares to the pain of this 3 minute test. I was pretty sure my heart was going to explode out of my chest after about 40 seconds, but unfortunately I had to continue going for another 2:20. Good times. With some testing done, we reloaded on chocolate and cream filled "recovery pastries" and then made our way back to the center. We talked a lot with Bernard each way about his philosophies and practices. Basically, we are all now super pumped to be riding for and with him. I can't wait to get to the next race and learn more and finish better. After the test, myself and Joe went for a nice spin for an hour as Bernard had instructed to help flush the legs. Then time for dinner, and now blogging and Back to the Future. Good times as usual at the Cycling Center. Not sure of my coming schedule yet, but I should get that soon from Dag/Bernard after they work it out from my test data. Well, night for now, ciao