A foggy stupor fulfills my vision. The drapes open with a rapid fire tack-tack-tack and the team’s day on the front is here.
A foggy stupor fulfills my vision. Raindrops stream along my racing lenses impeding the only sensory outlet still within my control. Hands frozen, unable to access the food in my pockets, my movements at the front of the peloton become increasingly sluggish.
A foggy stupor fulfills my vision. The cafe’s square ceiling panels fade against the piercing brightness of one overhead pot-light. An acute pain in the back of my eyes, only matched by the nebulous ache in my legs authenticates my body’s premonition: the off-season is over.
And it’s never felt better.
The team worked hard all 135km today. Eric and I made it through 110km and the main group went to the line together, securing another day in yellow for teamexergy at the Callville Bay Classic. We rotated on the front of the peloton throughout the entire race and despite our best efforts, no breakaway formed that didn’t accidently come back. The conditions were very difficult, 40 degrees and raining so it was more of a battle against the weather than anything else. Today in the final event, a 60minute parking lot criterium at Callville Bay marina, then the team will be heading home to Boise. I am looking forward to meeting a whole new town of people. I just have to remember that it is pronounced “Boy-C”, not “Boy-Z”.
Thanks Brian! You're always making us look fast!
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