Sunday, June 22, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
The airport in Quebec I think is the smallest airport I have ever seen, It's tiny. Anyways, my great airport luck just keeps rollin'. My flight from Quebec to toronto was 30 min. late. So I had to really rush to get my luggage and my bike case and hurry up and get through customs when I arrived. We'll it took only forever to get it, and good thing going through customs was a breeze cause I was really running late to catch my next flight. I made it and the flight was running behind. AAHHH!! this point I am freakin' out with late planes and crap. So I just kept my cool and sat and waited. The boarding came around and I arrive in denver late, because I left late. So I freaking ran to the train and road the train to my destination and ran to the desk to find out that I MISSED my flight. At this point all I could do is laugh. Ha ha. By the way this is the biggest airport I have ever seen. I got another ticket for a later flight which is suppose to leave at 5:07 pm. Well I went to double check on the boards to make sure it is still on time and it has been delayed till 5:44 pm. I am sitting here hoping that it doesn't delay any longer. I have been dealing with this now for 10 hours today and I am tired. I sure can't wait to get back.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Got a good night of sleep which really helped for today. I felt allot better then the last 2 days. I still finished far down but I hung on till the last 12 miles. The last 5k is the gnarliest climb I have ever done, It is 10-15%. Tomorrow is the TT, this is the stage I have been waiting for, I really want to do well in it.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Today was hard, not as much climbing as yesterday but still allot. I got dropped 40 miles into the race and caught two other guys to race with the rest of the race. I finished about 25 minutes down I think. I made the time cut so it looks like I will be starting the hardest stage of the race.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Got the bikes in at midnight last night and not my luggage, They are not sure where it's at. Got up at 6 am and got everything loaded in the car and went to breakfast. On our way to the race start my bike got loose and the rear wheel went over and smacked the back of the car. Good thing my fork was tight and it didn't go flying of the back. The bike is fine, a little scratched up but no broken parts. Got to the race and all the kids wanted autograph it was awesome. The race rolled out easy then It wasn't easy anymore. 40 miles in I need a couple of bottles, so I went back to the car and got bottles. As I was back at the car the peloton decided to go hard and I couldn't catch up. So I found couple of guys to ride the rest of the race with. I ran out of water with 40 miles to go and I got very dehydrated. It was very hot and humid. I would unzip my jersey to try to cool my body but it just got hotter. The wind was hot too. I haven't checked the results yet to see if I made the time cut. 20 miles in Brad had a heart rhythm problem and ended up not finishing.
Monday, June 09, 2008
My flight went off at 12:10 pm, so I got there at 9:30 am to give myself plenty of time just in case something went wrong. My flight went off as scheduled and so far so good. There was a storm in the area we were flying so the captain went around it adding another hour to our flight. So when Brad and I arrived to the Detroit airport we had 30 minutes to get to our next flight. So we ran way to the other side of the airport and made it with 5 minutes tell we board to find out our flight is delayed 1 hour. So we were trying to find the phone number to the guys that were picking us up to tell them we were running late. After about 30 minutes we finally find it. So 8:00 roles around and they say the flight is delayed tell 9:44. Now me and brad are getting frustrated and mad. So we go get food and come back to find out the flight is cancelled. There was nasty weather that kept the flight from going. So we slept at the airport and I think I got 3 hours of sleep that night. The flight the next morning went off at 8:50 am and that went smooth and we arrived in Quebec just fine. Got through security and we went to get our luggage (this is where is gets very bad) to find out our luggage wasn't there. The bags weren't on the flight, no ones bags were. So we had to fill out some paper that had the address we were staying at so they could deliver it when it got there. We'll as I am typing the team manager is on the way to pick our luggage up. So I have gotten 4 hours of sleep in 36 hours and the race starts in 12 hours and I still have to put my bike together.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Well it's here, Tour De Beauce. I am packing all my stuff and I will be heading out tomorrow on a 7 hr flight to Quebec. It will be cool to see the stuff there, That is the french speaking part of canada. I am hoping to finish the race and not get time cut. I will try my best to update everyday. Results will be on cycling news and Velo news.