We’re driving up to Garland to do the Matrix Challenge this afternoon. I had a great time in Austin this past week and am glad I got to visit so long. Austin is sort of a ying yang thing for me. It has a lot of attraction, but there is the traffic. And it’s bad. Plus the heat that comes and stays pretty soon.
I don’t think I’ve raced in Garland since it really was a different town than Dallas, not just a suburb. I drove down to Garland for a Junior Olympic Developement race when I was 17. I got kicked out of the race, after I’d rode the whole day off the front by myself, for riding hard through a neutral zone of gravel. Of course, I was was already a minute ahead before Tom Boyden came up to the field and told them that the race was neutral. Hopefully this race will be better.
Trudi seems to be getting back on US time. She got up and did crossfit with Ann on Wednesday. 5:30 am exercise with kettle bells. She is past that and sleeping until 7 now. Bromont doesn’t even get out of bed when she gets up, which is very unlike him. She has another couple weeks to herself before she has to take off for the Tour of California.
I can’t believe that Joe Martin, Hillsboro Roubaix and the Iowa City Criterium are all next weekend. Man, is that a jacked schedule. I like all three races and can’t believe that someone wouldn’t take the time to look at the scheduling and figure that out. Seems like such a bad thing for the sport not being able to schedule these races on different weekends.
Just got a picture from the training ride yesterday back home. Looks like the burning is in full gear. Maybe this weekend will be perfect for it and they’ll get a lot of it done before I get back on Sunday night. I doubt it. They have extended the permits all the way into May as far as I can figure. Their thinking, just sort of horrible air for a longer period, not terrible air for a shorter period. Great.
Okay, we need to get moving, it’s 3 hours up to Garland.