Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It has been hot. Like ridiculously hot. Did 4.5 hours in the mountains yesterday on a wicked route, and couldn't even climb out of the heat. The many random cold water fountains in every village are a life saver. We have also adopted a new roomate, Dave Mclean, from Britain who will be hanging out and training for a week. He raced with the team last year, and is a bit of a tank on a bike I hear. And a pretty solid guy. Rode the race course for the weekend today, and am pretty stoked on my chances. With some good legs and smart riding I should be able to do well. The finish is on a wall of a 700m climb so narrow that passing is almost not an option. I like. Taking more time to enjoy myself and de-stress lately. A few extra beers from time to time, a trip into Nice today. Not much time left and I need more mental breaks. I've given up on explaining this, and so am just doing as I see fit at this point. Hopefully back it up with a result this weekend.
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