Well today is Monday and as always I have a recovery day today, which means no riding for me, but a lot of stretching. I’ve decided that I would start doing eight minutes of ab exercises each day now to help strengthen and keep the abs healthy. This will help in the long run plus I get to show off a six pack when I take my shirt off, always a plus, right?
After stretching I was reminded by my Dad that I needed to clean my bike. Which after last weekends five hour race in the rain my bike was begging me for a good cleaning. So for an hour I sat down and really got into the bike. Layer after layer of wiping the dirt and mud off I finally got the frame sparkling again. Once the frame was looking good it was time to get into the components. This is usually a pain due to the amount of grease remover needed and then having to apply oil back on to the components. Then with the components all cleaned up it was time to wipe down my Williams wheels. One of the best parts of cleaning your bike is to rub down an awesome set of carbon wheels.
So once the cleaning was done I headed over to Velonews to see what was up with the Giro. I wasn’t shocked to see that we had a new leader but when I saw that Luca Paolini was in the pink I was surprised. I didn’t expect to see someone other than Ryder or Wiggins to be in the pink after today. After reading the article, I had to give props to a great move that Luca did today. Now the only question remains, how long can Luca keep the pink jersey?
This weekend I will be racing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Tour De Grove. Its definitely going to be pretty awesome. So I can’t wait, plus I get to see all of my great family over there.