If I make any spelling mistakes this post, blame it on the Chianti Classico…
1. I went for a ride the other day. This might not seem strange considering you are reading a cycling blog, but it was odd to me because it was my first ride in many days. What I want to say to you is this: if you’ve spent 3 years fartlekking and zone 4 intervaling, don’t worry about a couple weeks off the bike in the off season – you still got it.
I have had this strange sensation since I finished Haute Route. I can’t stop hammering it, especially when I find a hill in front of me. Maybe this is normal for you, dear reader, but for me it’s a new phenomenon, and not one that is entirely unwelcome. It’s like a natural reflex or something that makes me want to go fast. Now, I don’t actually know if I’m going any faster than before, but the desire in the legs is probably a good start. I’m wondering if any Haute Routers are experiencing the same thing.
2. I have been hit good and truly by the Colnago bug and, although I have gotten over the used frame I was slobbering over a few months ago, I’ve graduated to the newest and greatest Colnago frame – the C59. I have yet to hear protestations from my understanding wife, so it is now simply a battle between me and my balance sheet as to whether I’ll be able to afford this beautiful piece of Italianess.
3. John and I are busy building a new self-guided tour in Provence, a custom guided tour for a group of Australians next year centered in Annecy, and a long-awaited guided tour in the wonderful, untapped Cévennes mountains. Oh, and a couple of cycling/wine tours. It’ll be an active winter.
And what are you up to..?