Summer can't come too soon
I was half right about La Ruta. Lou pulled off the three-peat and what do you know, Frishy won too.
I’ve got most of next year planned out with the two big events being the Cape Epic in April and the Ironbike in July. I might do La Ruta again or perhaps the Kona Global Championships in Australia. No 24 HOA for me. November has come and gone and I haven’t seen my $400 from Adrenalin but I didn’t expect much from a Sith Lord.
After three 2-person team races, including this year’s Transrockies disaster where my partner quit on day 4, I vowed never to do a team stage race again because it’s so hard to find a partner that has the same strengths. So much for that-- I just finished signing up for the Cape Epic in South Africa in April.
I’ll have a couple of new bikes to race this year. A Specialized S-works with adjustable brain and I should have a Scott Scale once I get the settlement from the Italian hotel where my Racer-X was stolen.
The powertap is making its journey to my front porch and should be in by tomorrow. I thought I’d see if training with power is all it’s cracked up to be. Besides, my partner for the Cape Epic is a former Olympian, cycling time trail, so I guess I’d better step it up a notch with the training. Fortunately, Lynda will be able to help me get ready for it. Working with a coach for the first time this year has been great. I should have enlisted the help of one sooner.
It’s a little too chilly here in SoCal for training so I’m headed off to Argentina for some Southern Hemisphere summer weather. Last week I struggled to get in 21 hours, not all cycling, and about 270 miles. Now I see why many cycling pros head South during the winter. I really feel for my cycling buddies at higher latitudes that have to ride the trainer and rollers all winter.