It was a close one but we all arrived in Paris with all of our bikes and bags and people. Poor Sam had to make a run for it in Newark, NJ to make the connection, then the question was her bags gonna make it and like I said, they did and we started off on the right foot.
Then it was time for a 3 1/2 hr drive south of Paris to Saint Amand Montrond to our hotel for the next 6 or 7 days. Once we got in the car, I passed out till we stopped to pee;) woke up, went to the bathroom, got back in the car and took another cat nap - dang travel is hard. Upon arriving at the hotel, we got our rooms(Meredith and I are sharing), got our bags to our rooms and unpacked bikes for Chris, then a quick grocery run and out for a ride before dinner. You have to get yourself on local time as fast as possible and what better way than to go for a bike ride.
Even though Meredith and I only rode for 30-40min, I was loving the roads and the scenery immediately! It's beautiful! And Amanda said, wait till you get to Italy if you think this is beautiful.
Day 2 - Good hotel breakfast, buying a fan for the room(no A.C.), more grocery shopping, long bike ride and getting fully settled in.
Day 3- Breakfast, recon the TTT course(kick ASS), more riding, relaxing, meeting our new swanny - John and finding a good place for dinner.
Day 4 - I might have missed a day in there somewhere but anyway, you get the point of what we are doing:)
Today - racing starts this afternoon at 4:20pm.
I'm really excited to be back in Europe and to be doing these races is such an experience...
Listening: My Body by Young the Giant
Reading: The New Yorker magazine
Eating: French cookin
Watching: the fan blow back and forth
Feeling: nervous, excited and adventurous being here....