Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The OTHER season.

It is the beginning of the OTHER season, though it's mostly spectateing type. It's classics season... In February Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Then March brings Milan-San Remo, Dwars door Vlaanderen, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke, Ghent-Wevelgem. Then the big ones... Ronde Van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix! Then we wind it down with Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Ah to have the funds and time to go visit some of those locales.... someday, instead I got the race bike out and added Falls road to my morning commute. It's a nice addition that makes the commute into a real training ride.

And for training. Yes, I should do that. I've been riding and all, and I feel fast. Unfortunately, I can only tell if my "feeling" is reality when I lay it out in competition. Then I can tell that I should have laid off the ice-cream, and put it more miles. Well, I guess I already knew that... so I get to see how far I have to race myself into shape starting on April 11 with the start of the covered bridge series, and it gets hot right away when RATL starts the following weekend.

Here we go!