While I was at school I had a chance to walk by a window and what I saw was not comforting.
It looked like it was going to rain. Me being me, from that point on all I could think about was whether I was going to do get to do my ride outside or on the rollers. So after I put together my plan of action I got in the car and decided I would take the chance to ride outside.
It was a great call because today’s forecast was cloudy with some scattered sunshine and it was awesome. I will admit it was a nippy 67 degrees but I always enjoy having the road and the fresh air.
Today was basically my transition day; I had my day off yesterday and Tuesdays are usually centered around just getting my legs ready for intervals. So as I have been doing I took today as an opportunity to practice spinning the legs, and by the end of the ride my legs felt good. Plus I had a satisfied feeling because I had gambled and won against old Mother Nature as well.
When I got home I read so more of The Secret Race, its an awesome book and it just gets cooler and cooler. I really like how Tyler puts the notes at the bottom to give some extra detail and to compare another side to his.
Plus he writes so well that you feel as though you’re standing there watching the events go down and unfold and its crazy cool the things you learn from it.
I can’t wait to finish it but at the same time I don’t want it to end because its just such a great story.
Anyways, I saw today that Garmin was flushing out a ton of riders and getting a bunch of new guys to support their GC contenders. To be honest this is a great move on their part because they were never going to get everything done when they come into a Grand Tour targeting the sprints, time trials, and GC standings it was basically a pretty dumb system.
Jonathan Vaughters is going to be able to get a lot more accomplished now on the GC side of things and win some more races.
They always looked strong on paper, but you can’t have a team full of all chiefs and no indians and expect to win everything.
I must admit that I have never really been a big fan of Garmin because of their past racing strategy but this could be a good transition and new start next year for Garmin.