From the land of Vegemite and Cricket, my first true International Omnium is done. I am pleased but not satisfied by finishing 11th.
There is so much to write and I can't possibly do it all right now... since I need to drink more coffee, pack my bags, drink more coffee, and then catch the airport shuttle. But, quickly...
1) I had AMAZING support from USA Cycling! Thank you Ben Sharp for everything... for being positive, professional, and always attentive. James Stanfill might be called the grumpy mechanic but he is meticulous. James G. was a rock star soigneur and served as a great interpreter when we just couldn't understand the AUS language.
2) I really love racing my bike. Still.
Race report to come... I will have plenty of time to write my thoughts in the 24 hours I will be traveling.
Some quick photos:
Beach Road ride with the girls early in the week.
Our commute to/from the velodrome. We stayed in the middle of China-town. Cool area.
No, really, he was always attentive as I mentioned above. Hey, 14 hours at the track on Day #1... what can you expect?
In between sessions on Day #1. A little like a 6-day. Nothing glamorous here!
Ok, packing must be done. Talk to everyone on the Stateside.