Orgy of cycle racing over. Now what?

Well, we’ve wrapped up both the Amgen Tour of California, and the Giro d’Italia.  Both had some amazing stages, with final results that could easily be thought of as surprises by some.  But now that I’ve gotten somewhat accustomed to catching the live Giro footage uber-early, and then following that up with the California events, I can’t help but feel like I just got fired and am now unemployed.  I mean, how will we all spend our days now?

Well, I’m sure we’ll adjust.  For me, it is time to ramp up the training for my wife and I’s Seattle to Portland ride in mid July.  And of course there is my real job.  I’m sure I can put an hour or two a week into that now that I’ve got more free time (Yes, coworkers, that was a sarcastic joke.)

I think more than anything, however, I’m going to begin plotting and scheming about the possibility of traveling to every stage of the Tour of California next year.  I learned a thing or two about following, capturing and writing about a major stage race.  I’ve got big ideas for next year – so we’ll have to see how things pan out.  So to all of those that enjoyed the california sun (and rain) with me this year – good times.  Hope to see you next year if not before then.

Safe riding, and keep those cow bells ringing.

  • Melissa

    Yeah seriously being sarcastic about the work thing. Don’t cry Ross now you can ride, ride, ride!!!

  • Melissa

    Yeah seriously being sarcastic about the work thing. Don’t cry Ross now you can ride, ride, ride!!!

  • Melissa

    Yeah seriously being sarcastic about the work thing. Don’t cry Ross now you can ride, ride, ride!!!

  • Neal Rogers

    Definitely good times, Ross. I’m already thinking about next year as well. My goal is to also follow the AToC from beginning to end. I have a travel trailer and I know how to use it!!

    In the meantime, it’s train, train, train for the upcoming Fondos. I’m planning to ride the SLOFondo as well as our local one here.

    See you on the road!

  • Neal Rogers

    Definitely good times, Ross. I’m already thinking about next year as well. My goal is to also follow the AToC from beginning to end. I have a travel trailer and I know how to use it!!

    In the meantime, it’s train, train, train for the upcoming Fondos. I’m planning to ride the SLOFondo as well as our local one here.

    See you on the road!

  • Neal Rogers

    Definitely good times, Ross. I’m already thinking about next year as well. My goal is to also follow the AToC from beginning to end. I have a travel trailer and I know how to use it!!

    In the meantime, it’s train, train, train for the upcoming Fondos. I’m planning to ride the SLOFondo as well as our local one here.

    See you on the road!