Monday, February 21, 2011

Anything better then Boulder?

Not to me!

What do you do when you have three days at home every month? is really busy! I often get questions about logistics...and "all the other stuff" that is involved with being a professional cyclist. Today involves a mountain of you bother to wash a shredded National Team skinsuit? Feels wrong putting the stars and stripes in the trash...without a small ceremony of folding and firing off a rifle into the air! With that started (and two showers to put some jet lag behind me), I unfortunately have to open the bike box, dig out my beautiful Felt TK1 (that now looks like it has been to battle...and has!), and take it to University Bikes for Doug Emerson's group of merry mechanics to go over it and make sure it is ready to ride another day. Good News...the bike is good...but the new Zipp Super 9 "Short Range Ballistic Missile" rear disc is now ready for discus toss in the street. It is now 10:30, I am have passed on a couple jars of PB&Co to the guys that keep me on two wheels...and pretty happy about it!

Now what? What day is it...and how many more hours do I have in Boulder before headed to team camp in CA? Small pleasure...trip to Great Harvest for a fresh loaf of bread and a hot sample with honey! Off to the chiropractor for the cold laser thanks to Dr. Boyton. They were good enough to call and check on me this morning...yep, same as last time you saw me, beat up from sliding across the track and ready for some body voodoo! Then home for some some bowl of Greg's Moosewood Brazilian black bean soup with lots of cilantro...gotta feed the machine!

Nap! Maybe. Build up the road bike and get ready to head over to Boulder Center for Sports Medicine with four pairs of shoes for a cleat fitting with Sean. Ah yes, getting on the bike and feeling like a lab rat! Done? Check in at Coach Neal's office...more PB&Co to deliver (or beer)!

I thought I didn't have anything to do today and it is a full-off rest day? If I'm lucky, the sun will be going down and I'll be wandering down to Pearl Street to see some Boulder amigos that I haven't seen since...what month is it?

Who knew there was so much to it!

Race reports and pictures from Beijing coming soon. Maybe tomorrow I will have more brain function.

1 comment:

Alison said...

Ew...why do you have to mention Cilantro in your blog? :)