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.