Well, i've actually been home for a few days now but just haven't been motivated to write considering the race went exactly as planned - big fat DNF. Of the five days of racing, I finished only 1 1/2 of them. But even though the racing portion of the trip was not too successful, I did manage to have a few laughs along the way!
After ten hours of traveling by train (as all my road season racing stories start out), I arrived just in time for team presentation. In fact, I had to change into the team jersey in the parking lot in front of the building where all the teams were gathered! While we were called up to the podium one team at a time, all the girls mingled. It was a great time to follow up on many of the friendships i've developed during a full season of racing in europe last year.
Going into the event i didn't expect much considering I am very out of shape which means not only am i slow but i have no ability to recover well from day to day. When i lasted the first day, it was a total surprise. AND when i died after 2 1/2 hours on the second day, it was expected.
I do have a few stories to tell, but unfortunately i am a little short on time at the moment. By tomorrow more stories should be up!
Thanks for reading and again I apologize for taking soooo long to post! I'll try to be more regular from now on - I do appreciate the importance of "procrastination websites." At present, I'm regularly using pezcyclingnews.com, vanderhoot.blogspot.com, gewilli.blogspot.com, mandylozano.blogspot.com and adeline-cycliste.skyblog.com for my "i-dont-wanna-work-go-to" sites.