It was not a surprise to see a full page spread on Neo-pro Niels Albert's impressive win in last Sunday's World Cup in Tabor, but it take me aback when i read the article below the Albert quoting Wellens as saying that
"they say i'm washed up; they're wrong."
After watching him ride last Sunday, he still has just as much fitness and drive as he has in the past. Once the "hard man" races come, the proof will be in the mud - as they don't really say but pudding just didnt seem the appropriate word.
A couple of days ago, my skinsuit finally arrived. It will be replacing the oversized black 2-piece outfit i'd been sporting in the last races. Included in the skinsuit package from Voler were a few tootsie rolls. That has to be the strangest bonus item i've received with an order. Even though i don't eat tootsies (milk in them), I really appreciated the thought! They did find a happy home in my friend Karen's tummy. She is visiting for three days from California.
Again, my race reports of the Tabor events are posted on cxmagazine.com
This Saturday at 4am i leave for Germany. We first go to Magstadt then to Lorsch. Even though I am still in an overload workout period early in the season, I am slightly more optimistic that this weekend of racing may go better than Tabor. I did some motorpacing today and noticed my sensations coming back. If not, I will get to work on my patience a bit more.
Thanks again for all the positive words - especially when I've had trying periods. It really means a lot.