It all started nicely. Look I'm in France riding my bike. It's fun, it's pretty, it's all good.
Alexis and I went for pre Prologue Espresso- just like normal (though the flavor ranked one below nasty).
Then it all went downhill-- and onto the right side-- twice. In one day.
But I was not having fun. This no-fun feeling has not happened to me for several years. I've made a point of making my bike racing fun. If I'm not going to get rich doing it, I might as well be having fun and enjoying my life as a bike racer.
Being in pain, away from home, not making money, and not able to have a chance at winning each day really made me think long and hard about "what am I doing here?"
Finally we finished Ardeche. We celebrated with grapes picked right from the vine,
If Heidi were in Italy, she would drink wine. Cheers.
Here's to a better outlook for this week of racing, and here's to enjoying the experience- no matter what kind it is.
Racing starts this evening with a 2km TT. Yep, less than 3 min.