I just woke up this morning to a loud speaker blaring “good morning and welcome to the UCI World Championships”. I guess this is going to be a daily occurrence. It’s fine, it wasn’t early and shouldn’t be early any day.
Yesterday was really a long travel day. I had enough time to go for a little ride in Minneapolis and then went to the airport and sat. I sat because my flights were late the whole day. I ended up getting to Richmond a little after midnight, which is only 11 midwest time.
Trudi was there to pick me up. She is in full-on race mode, so it wasn’t anything big. We came back to the hotel and then decided to take a little stroll around downtown, when the race is.
I’m surprised how abandoned the downtown is. Lots of empty building and homeless people. I saw two people sleeping on benches last night. That isn’t that unusual, but the weird thing is that they were both sleeping in a upright position. Maybe there is a law that you can’t sleep horizontal on a bench but you can sleep sitting up?
The junior men’s time trial is going on right now. I’m going to wrap this up and go and watch.
If you read my blog you are most likely pretty into the sport of cycling. And this is the pinnacle of the sport, for a one day event. It’s not too late to make a spur of the moment decision and head out here for the weekend. Gas is at a recent historic low, so it shouldn’t cost much, unless you’re from Seattle. I did this exact thing when I drove up to Hamilton Ontario for the Worlds. It was great. Actually, I do spur of the moment road trips all the time and have virtually never regretted them after the fact. So think about it.