Monday, 22 July 2013

Long time no see.

Well Hello,

Yes, I realize the last post I wrote started something like this...yadda, yadda, I've been busy, traveled here, did some racing there...BUT, this time is different. Well sort of. Ok, maybe only a little different but because of the serious hiatus from blogville I have compiled quite the set of picture over the last 5 weeks or so and I hope some of them prove to be half decent and entertaining to you.

Right then, Where I left off.
Ground:1 Hugo:0
Racing tour de Beuace with the Canadian national team. What a great time with some amazing riders, the team had a lot of success in the race with a stage win and a spot in the final podium, not bad for a group of riders who have never ridden together. The down side of those efforts however was a mild case of Bronchitis pour moi...rather unfortunate timing with the road national championships the following week! Somehow though I managed to pull out a decent ride and clinch my 4th consecutive year in the top 5 but, yet the podium.  Ah well, what can you do... other than enjoy your time there with friends over some delicious ice cream...and what a view!
After nationals it was back to England and this time was maybe even more exciting to head over than when I was going in January. After the longest travel "day" of my life and battling some serious jetlag I was to be reunited with the person who has shared many of the highs, but more importantly helped me through all of the lows in my career over the past few years and now after nearly 7 months apart the anticipation levels were beginning to reach unmeasurable highs!

So, needless to say, as much as I like typing about my inflated adventures over here, the past few weeks have seen me readjusting to a real relationship and not just a life of instant messaging on whatsapp or the joys of "are you there? Hello? can you here me? ARRGH!" of Skype. I will admit there has been abit of a learning curve and having a female presence in the house certainly has forced me to up the hygine and overall cleanliness of my day to day being! So thanks Ricki...glad to have you on board.
2 really is better than one
While there is a lot more to come (and I promise there will be more posts to come) I'll leave you with a few pictures from the past 3-4 weeks of my life.

thanks for reading and I'll be sure to keep the stories coming a little more frequently as the 2nd part of the season wears on.


Mast Brothers

Pretty much describes how Beauce felt

Recovery mix

a combination of a third lung and following a strict Jelly bean diet

time awake between St. Georges and Derby.
the only way to relax after nationals in Quebec.

Chateau Frontnac..I actually had the pleasure of staying here for a night in 2010 (world tour)

....and why not ride a cannon?


to my american friends - See, Regina. Told you it was named after the Queen.

pip pip, cheerio, big ben...yep I'm in London

Big Ben

a perfect pour

cant be serious ALL the time.

Made a new friend.

the bosses new pup...we're working on building a trust circle right now...its a work in progress

and the Sun finally came out to stay here inn Derby. 

great times down in Wales. 

...But i'll take it.
Probably one the few times in history this happens

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