Archive for July, 2011
So here we are again, on the eve of a travel day to our next race the Tour de Toona. Back to the east coast we go, now I’ll be honest and say I’m still struggling to come to terms with the size of this country. Europe is just so easy to get around, crossing countries in an hour flight, though here it takes all day just to get half way across the beast.
Tour de Beauce didn’t end quite as well as it started for us, but it was a good week and we were pleased with our performance as a team. Scotty Lyttle managed to secure the King of the Mountains which he had held all week, though we both faded in the GC the team showed how strong it can be when it has a jersey to defend and impressed a lot of other teams while doing so.
After our return from Beauce we all took a fairly easy week, as the return to altitude still took its toll. So we enjoyed some easy rides, swims in the creek as temperatures soared into the high 30′s, and some sensational bbq’s here at Beacon Court. Just quietly we also discovered you can buy Steinlager Pure here for less than you can in NZ, go figure…..
The last week I have probably put in some of the best training I’ve done all year, we have spent a fair bit of time up high in the mountains suffering on the thin air and done the shorter efforts required to attack this American racing.
All going well this will culminate in some good results over the next few weeks. Will keep you posted.