Team USA camp; time trial day
Bring on the TT
-Hung out at the team truck (in a chair), laughing at Dave Z, with other team USA people.
-Drove back to the hotel
-Noticed how "thick" the air was/is. It's starting to get a little tense around camp.
-Lunch (best sandwich in the world AND corn with the salad. This is a good day.)
-Received a call, and it was my Mom! She and Dad were in the lobby.
-Hung out with M & D.
-Drank a cappuccino
-Dinner (spaetlze AND corn with the salad! This is, again, a good day)
-Met George Hincapie
-Received new Team USA kits and clothing (all the little people have nothing to wear as I fit into smalls. They look like they are wearing parachutes; I look good)
-Team meeting -receive start times (I go at 2:29pm), numbers, talk about schedule and things for tomorrow.
-Loose Internet (son of a...)
Bring on tomorrow!! I'm SO excited.
CHAIRS! In the USA garage!! It's a miracle. Yes, I sat and enjoyed after my ride.
-Tried to sleep in (not as successful as yesterday)-Leisurely breakfast (how breakfast should always be) complete with a cappuccino.
The roller coaster started after a crash in Ardeche. This crash lead to having to pull out of the stage race due calf pain, being off the bike for 4 days and later still having pain. I was starting to panic. World's were a week and a half away. I was hurting and unable to ride longer than an hour.
Then I received 2 excellent things; Chocolate chip cookies from Josh, and a reminder that there is such a thing as IB Profen. Open mouth, take bite of cookie and swallow little white pill. My calf was instantly better.
I stared a stage race on Tuesday (Tuscana) and have gotten better and better each day (phew!).
I ended today with a great ride and the most aggressive rider jersey.
Bring on World's!!!
Chrissy Ruiter and Kat Carroll. Waiting, waiting, waiting.
Katheryn cuddled with Kitty for some extra luck.
Then Kat went solo on the last stage...70km worth of solo-ness.
Katheryn and I post race.