It’s been quite a while since I posted anything, so it’s time for a bit of an update from me. Since finishing my season at Paris Tours in mid-October, I enjoyed a wonderful 3 week off season. It involved lots of delicious food, much sleep, and all the time I could spend with family and friends. Needless to say, it was a much needed mental and physical break. The more I travel, the more I value my limited time at home and it was certainly a great visit.
When the break was done, I was more than ready to get back to work and as motivated as ever to make this a big season. I slowly got back into training around my favorite loops in New Brunswick, but has since migrated south and very far west to avoid the cold and the snow that I am now pleased to hear has found Atlantic Canada (OK, maybe I feel a little sorry for you all). I am in Rohnert Park, California, staying with my wonderful Great Aunt and enjoying the company of my distant family while I put in long hours in the saddle. This place truly is paradise for cyclists and anyone who enjoys the outdoors. The training routes are endless, the views are stunning, and the people are amazing. I couldn’t be happier to be here to start training again.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day in the US, so before sitting down to a big feast there was a huge, 75 or so person group ride which featured the likes of Levi Leipheimer and Peter Stetina. It was pretty cool to get the chance to meet these guys and chat as we wound through vineyards and rolling hills. Haven’t really had much chance to take many pictures yet, but I’ll try to get a few and post them up. Also working on take two of a website update, but it will likely be a while in the making. For now, it’s off to the gym to try hard not to embarrass myself with the ridiculous weight I’m bench pressing (Ie. The bar :O…) Thanks for tuning in!