No Rest for the Weary

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No rest for the weary is an appropriate saying.  I’m kind of weary, or maybe just a little beat up. Trudi, on the other hand is just tired and jet lagged.

I am just tired from riding my MTB at altitude for 5 days.  My body wasn’t used the the jarring and it is telling me so.  My lower back hates me.

Trudi finished Tour of California, which was a sleep deprivation race for support, then flew to Winston-Salem to support Taylor and Brent from BMC.  The time trial started at 7 or 8, but the support had to get up at 4am to drive out to the course to set up.  So that was 1am California time, just about the same time that she was thinking about going to sleep a few days earlier.

She flew to Denver to hang for one day, then we drove from Denver to Topeka on Tuesday.  I then took her to the airport yesterday and she flew back to Belgium.  I just talked to her and she landed, took the train to the BMC service course, now is driving from Belgium to France to pick up some riders for the Critérium du Dauphiné, which starts on Sunday.   That is some pretty steady movement.

I have a press conference to go to this morning.  I’m getting inducted into the Shawnee County/Topeka Sports Hall of Fame in a few weeks and they are doing an announcement at the Chamber of Commerce this morning.

I’m not sure what I’m doing after that.  Tomorrow there is a NCC criterium, the Oklahoma Pro-Am in Oklahoma City.  But the race starts at 9pm and then the Tour of Kansas City is at 8 am on Saturday.  It is 5 hours from OKC to KC, so that would be hard to do.  I’ll have to mull that one over today.

Okay, just I should get cleaned up to be presentable this morning.

Trudi and Tucker walking before the flight yesterday. Tucker rolled around in a muddy puddle trying to cool off. He is pointing butterflies here.

Trudi and Tucker walking before the flight yesterday. Tucker rolled around in a muddy puddle trying to cool off. He is pointing butterflies here.

At the airport.

At the airport.

Newspaper clip about the Hall of Fame deal.

Newspaper clip about the Hall of Fame deal.



15 thoughts on “No Rest for the Weary

  1. Carl Sundquist

    I posted this on FB at the beginning of the Tour of California:

    I wonder how many ATOC riders and team staff are bitching about all of the transfers between stages?
    The shortest transfer is 45 miles, which standing alone isn’t a big deal. But there is only one other transfer less than 100 miles and there are transfers after every stage.
    At 774 miles, the entire stage race is only 35 miles more than all of the transfers.

    No wonder Trudi and all the other support crew are exhausted.

  2. shano92107

    Indeed – yes congrats on your entry into the HoF! So cool that even smaller towns do this sort of thing to honor their local athletes and citizens. Seems to me the larger museums and megastar level HoFs are kind of impersonal with superstars that we have all heard of but they dont seem like real people.
    I really enjoy the more ‘homey’ feel of the small town museums. I’m thinking of the little one in Lone Pine CA – it really gives you an idea of what the town is about and how they present whatever contribution to history they want to display.

  3. Joe C

    Next time you go to altitude, get a prescription for Acetazolamide (Diamox®). I tried it last week before the Iron Horse Classic in Durango, and was shocked when I didn’t have that out of breath feeling the first night at 8500′. I guess it could be on the illegal list though. Worked great for me, going from Texas to Colorado in a day.

  4. Ken Webb

    Substances Prohibited At All Times
    Home » S5. Diuretics and Masking Agents
    S5. Diuretics and Masking Agents

    If a Substance or Method is not defined in this list, please verify with your Anti-Doping Organization.
    The following diuretics and masking agents are prohibited, as are other substances with a similar chemical structure or similar biological effect(s).

    Including, but not limited to:

    plasma expanders e.g. glycerol and intravenous administration of albumin, dextran, hydroxyethyl starch and mannitol
    etacrynic acid
    thiazides, e.g. bendroflumethiazide
    chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide
    vaptans, e.g. tolvaptan.

  5. dave

    C’mon Steve , we want to see your head uncovered. Please,….for The Hall of Fame! No rest for the weary and no cap for the inductee !

  6. darkcloud

    I travel for a living. Airline pilot. My worst case scenario is west coast time to east coast time. USA. That’s only a three hour time difference, and it jacks the body up. What Trudi is doing is really “not nice” to the human body. Very unhealthy. We have to do what we have to do, but….Trudi, please take care of yourself????

  7. euro

    Boo hoo, you’re tired from riding your bike. How tough a life you lead. Sheesh, get with the real world bro.


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