It is hard for me to believe it has only been 2 1/2 weeks since I raced in Belgium. It seems like months ago to me. Not that I’ve done all that much. Maybe my mind is doing me a favor and wiping the memory away prematurely. I’ve kind of ran/jogged with Bromont for a mile or so the last few nights. He isn’t sure what I’m doing. I’ve never really ran with him before.
It was -8 last night. It isn’t suppose to warm up until the weekend. Sunday is supposed to be 50, but it will just be sloppy then. It has been in the 20’s in Austin. Those people down there are probably freezing their butts off. But, it is supposed to be back in the 70’s there soon too.
Yesterday, I was skyping with my friend Sara, who lives in Genoa, Italy. She said the Ricco story was front page news there. She maybe thinks he’s from around there somewhere. I don’t know. She said it said that he needs to do some radiation treatment or something. It’s good to hear Cancellara and most the other Pros from Italy come down on him. I think they realize that it reflects pretty badly upon all of the sport.
Racing in 10 days. Down in Austin. Like I said above, it is hard to believe I had any race fitness at all two weeks ago. Right now it seems like I have none. I’ve done equivalent of 1000 sit ups the last two days under my car. I’m about 50% done with the brake project. I screwed up and cut the brake line a couple inches short late last night. That was it for brake line, so I have to get more today sometime. I’m not much on stopping work late at night, so maybe it was a good thing. I had a few more hours work left.
Today is my birthday. Again. I’m not too big on birthday celebrations. I don’t have anything against them, I just don’t really care one way or the other if it occurs or not. I guess I need to go ride my bike outside some today.
A little birthday song.