Speaking of Haut Var, when I look back that seems like AGES ago, I mean it was nearly 3 months ago but the memory from that first race has been archived well into the past. The thought of that though also made me realize that the season is now over the hump. I'm not in count down mode at this point but it seems crazy to think that we're half way through the season already. Looking back at the first part of the year I think there are a lot of things I can take away from it and positives I can draw from. Racing over here has truly opened my eyes and made me a better cyclist for sure (even if the results don't exactly reflect that) but I have to say the real perks to being here are all the amazing places I've been able to see thus far, Southern France, Belgium Paris, Girona, Majorca, All over England, Northern France...Planes, trains and automobiles...its been a great few months.
On the racing side of things the team has continued it's success domestically this past week with Lach and Rich Lang scoring 3rd&4th respectively at round 2 of the premier calendar and than the guys followed that up with a Win at round 1 of the prestigious Tour Series. The ball is certainly rolling now and I think with the guys we've got on the team we'll have no problem keeping that momentum going! In the theme of looking back to that first race I think I may have mentioned something about great things having simple beginnings....
Well, the rain seems to have subsided enough for me to sneak out the door and get some work done! Check back later next week for some exciting news....exciting to me anyways.
...aaand the good stuff...
|I knew I could smell coffee roasting... disappointment of the century!|
|The young man after playing "footy" with a wine glass|
|Ah summer in Derby...that was a good couple days|
|all work and no play|
|yes, that little ball of spikes is a wild hedge hog...who happens to live in the hedges outside our door|
|Mexican Night, my 2nd favorite night of the week|
|Sometimes I have a room with a s view|
|it's no Prima Strada but it is tasty and the company was exceptional|
|5 hours on the bike not a drop..5 min ride to the store..soaked to the bone.|
|how most mornings start these days|
|Proof I was in fact in a break in Cali...couple a nobodies...|