It must be the helmet…
Teeth gritted, no water bottles, 53/11, drops, head down…all in.
Congrats to Kwiatkowski on a huge world championship win. It was a brilliantly timed attack and then just all grit to hold off Gerrans, Gilbert, VanAvermant, Valverde and more. He will wear the stripes with pride next year!
Two letter, one punctuation point…. endless wisdom, stories and goodness.
Happy Birthday Dr.
#LaVuelta photo by @zuperdehlie
If you have missed some of the Vuelta, Cosmo’s recaps are among the best in the world.
I have said it before and I will say it again. Winning is just great. Doesn’t matter what, it just feels good to get on that top step. Congrats to all the Freddies representing in Ogden UT.
Keep working hard!
Interesting technology to say the least… The video makes it look good.
For those fortunate enough to meet Noah aka “Cheddar” yesterday and his see through white lycra, complete with butt hair shadows, business socks and 7.3 pound wallet… It was a birthday gift that just kept on giving.
I had a chance to put in a few miles when I was on vacation in Pennsylvania. First off, the weather was absolutely brilliant, magical almost. High 70s, very low humidity. Unbelievable for August. If you are from the East Coast or somewhere other than California, you know how August temps + humidity = death by sweat.
Second, The roads were desolate. Not a whole lot of traffic on the back roads of Lebanon and Lancaster county. Riding for miles without seeing a car is just a really special and unique experience for a cyclist. You listen to all the little subtle noises of cycling - chain, cadence, breathing, tires etc. You are far more relaxed, able to look around and soak up the scenery and think/meditate without interruptions. It really was pretty fun to just pedal, pedal and pedal…
Lastly, all of the roads are either are going up, down, left or right. A complete 180 from our pancake-grid format out here in SoCal. Imagine RPV for thousands of square miles. You’re always shifting- gears, your weight for the next turn, getting outta the saddle, dropping in a tuck… Fun, challenging and a great reminder of how engaging riding a bike really is. Just amazing.
The three Photos I took were on a ride from Lancaster to my hometown of Myerstown PA.
Strava file HERE