This weekend I made a trip down to Vancouver to see my Girlfriend Adelle. She's awesome. I travelled by Greyhound so I was unable to bring my bike. I did however borrow an old bike of mine that I gave to my sister. The bike was my first road bike and it felt just as amazing to ride on it this weekend as it did the first time I got it. All in all the trip was great, In addition to the visiting I got in two excellent days of training. I did not know that they now have security guards checking your bags for sharp objects on Greyhounds but apparently they do, but only on the bus I was taking. Weird and uncomfortable. Note to self don't bring an Allan Key on your carry on as it may be confiscated. I totally enjoy taking the bus over driving as it gives you a chance to put your feet up and relax or in my case read a book.
The book I read was "How Lance does it".
If your thoughts are anything like my initial reaction you probably feel like you want to throw up. The cover of the book and the title just seem to be way over the top. The over the topness is what made me pick the book up, but it was the Author Brad Kearns that made me purchase it. Brad is former world number 3 ranked triathlete who I feel has a great outlook on the mental side of sport. I read another book of his an was very impressed. I decided to give this one a shot. BK didn't let me down, its a great read. Yes he may be a little biased towards Lance turning even some of negative characteristics into positive ones, but that is the essence of the book. I would totally reccomend this book for anyone, athlete or not, as long as you can stomach the over the topness tribute to Lance.
Rating: A, Great but we'll save the A+ for something else. Next up is Bobke's biograhpy, made his dry wit will be enough to merit an A+.
Overall things are going very well in terms of traning and preparation. I am ironing out all the little wrinkles and should be ready to kick some ass by July 12th.
Here is a few pics from the Oliver race/