After Philly I headed back to Colorado for some quick down time before getting back on the road for an extended time, next up - Nature Valley GP(June 8th), USA cycling altitude camp, Giro Rosa(Italy), home(July 9th). Looking at how long I was going to be gone, I tried to make the most of my home time.....which meant RODEO!!!
Then it was time to hit the road for NVGP and sponsor time since that is where our Optum team is based. We had a great time training at the MN velodrome, visiting/touring QBP, Ronald McDonald House and racing well on top of all that. It was a crazy, hectic weekend but I had an awesome time with my teammates, sponsors and friends. We finished the first day of racing with the yellow jersey and a victory from yours truly. We held the jersey till the last day and man was it fun protecting it and racing smart - Jade and the team were awesome!
Now I'm sitting in Boulder, CO, enjoying the wonderful weather, roads and riding. My USA teammates are fun and awesome. We took care of some cool media bits the first day but other than that it has been riding and hanging out - good times. We head over the middle of next week for the Giro, this is going to be one heck of an experience....
Reading: Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
Watching: video of the Giro Rosa - prepping for the race
Listening: Good 4 It by Wallpaper.
Eating: yummy salads: cottage cheese, fruit, carrots, avocado, eggs, mushrooms