“You probably should not travel and rest this weekend if you are still sick.”
“Look, you want to be healthy for nationals and Belgium.”
“oh yeah. um, ok.”
It snowed today downtown. Not crazy Boston snow but, enough to be glad I was not messengering. Or training.
I’ve been not been writing much. Or riding much for that matter.
It is late, I am still at the Veloshop. Wrapping up many, many things before I head off for a month. “oh you are taking a vacation, that is fabulous!” Hardly. Brian Ellin, SCary, Shunter, Pete and I all watched the latest World Cup cx race last night at out house.
Brutal. I know full well that I am not going to Europe to have a “fun vacation”. This is going to be the hardest stuff I have ever done. Ever. Lump in the extra challenges of being in a not particularly veg friendly country, goofy directions to races, pretty tight budget, etc. Awesome.
Ryan Trebon started the World cup and after a string of trouble finished 25th. I did some quick math. I am generally around 3 minutes behind Ryan in races. (that is me losing about 20 seconds a lap) He finished 1 minute down at the same race last year and 5 minutes down with a butt load of mechanicals this year. So at my best I should be finishing about 4 minutes down on the World cup leader and World champ. In the top 30 maybe? Maybe…
Right now, I am super stressed about beating this sore throat and phlegm.
Funny to think like that. Tonkin said it over dinner “besides Trebon and Page, none of us are going over there planning on winning.” So, I am setting my goals high and planning on not getting lapped.
I’ll throw this out there for the cx hecklers: do you think 3 races in a row is too much racing? The way I have it scheduled I am doing 2 then 3 in a row, skipping the World Cup and 3 more in a row. 2 days off between blocks of racing.
PS: I’ve added my Google calendar link over there —>
PPS: got the new Lady Sovereign yet?