Thursday, April 09, 2009

They make roads out of what???

We rode the first 10 pave sectors today. Pave is an interesting word
for them. I'd prefer to call them "body thrashers".

I was surprised to see how "unflat" the route in general was. Lots of
gentle rollers, up and town. The cobble sections that have a rise to
them are gonna be leg breakers. Imagining the race w 260 km of that,
its easy to see why "sturdy" fellas usually excel here.

We got our bikes geared out with a few PR trick parts. Different
forks, chainrings, pedals, and of course wheels. Thinking about
sliding some padding in my bars too.

Gotta love hanging in french hotel rooms. All of my stuff is literally
never more than an arms reach away.

Gotta rest the wrists.

send me the power, please

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iamTedKing said...

Glad to hear you're gearing up. Meanwhile, it's sunny and warm in Switzerland and I rode up a big ol' mountain where I saw two old people nordic skiing. See you around!


Anonymous said...

Brent, ride hard on the pave.... All the guys at Tri-Cities Road Club are pulling for you.

Anonymous said...

Saw your name in the results Brent! Well done. You survived. Looking forward to a race report. That must have been a incredible experience. I may have to hit the sidelines next year to cheer on the gods of cycling.

Congrats! You da man!

Joe Brzuchanski