A few photos from recently-one of my favorite’s from Gila sandwiched by pictures of what Will and I do when we are bored and hungry in the mountains. Yes, those are homemade tortillas in the last picture.
I picked up a small cold after Gila so spent last week mostly recovering from that, not to mention the race and travel. A few days off followed by some easy rides were in order. After that, it’s been back into training-always a shock to the body after so many easy days in a row. Still, I feel pretty good. Coming up I have US Pro in Chattanooga, TN on May 25th and 27th followed by Philadelphia on June 2nd. As (almost) always, looking forward to getting back in the races.
Two years ago we were reminded that the beauty of the Giro D’Italia and Professional Cycling as a whole doesn’t hold a candle to the beauty of human life. Rest in Peace, and my safest wishes for everyone, in the peloton and elsewhere.
Is going well. Road the front the first day to chase a 13 minute break, that was hard. Road easy in the TT yesterday and ready to go to war tomorrow on the Gila Monster.
listening to this song a lot for some reason.
Jake and I screaming Ronnie Coleman quotes at each other.
Team coffee mug courtesy of Barbara Dowd, someone who’s done more than anyone I can think of to help out cyclists and teams over the last 20 years. We’re lucky to have her.
Yeah I still got sweet Colombia pictures yall haven’t seen. Blatantly stolen from Nate King.
It’s no surprise that my season has taken so long to really kick off, I was writing about it months ago. After hectic foreign UCI races in February the last two years, it’s been a relaxed start to the year. I got to win a local TT, do a good race in Mississippi and race this past weekend at Sunny King to get some good speed in my legs. Now in a week, I’ll head out to New Mexico for one of the biggest stage races in the country at the Tour of the Gila. With Paco Mancebo winning the NRC and being on brutal, crushing form, I’m sure that the victory is the only thing our team will be thinking about. I’m looking forward to putting my domestique hat on and putting in some hard work over the 5 days and hopefully 5 Hour Energy/Kenda comes away with the win.
No, not the Charlie Sheen way. I got my first win of the season on Saturday, and while I was doing that, my teammates were out in California putting their stamp on the first NRC race of the season! Congrats to them for their awesome work as Paco Mancebo took the final stage and overall.