Saturday met me with cloudy skies, and wet roads. Seeing that I'd ridden 415km the week before, I felt ZERO guilt not getting on my clean, white bike.
And who's idea was it to let a person with OCD have a white bike? That shit is just mean...
Anyway, The Boss wanted to go to Charleston, so we hit the road bright and early.
Nothing like walking around the outlets...in the rain...while carrying bag upon bag...to really destroy one's back and legs. I thought she wanted me to go for the company. Nope, she needed a pack animal...
I did get a couple of cool things at the Oakley Vault Store though. Other than that, it was just a Saturday.
Sunday morning was beautiful, if not a bit breezy. And if it's breezy at Service Course, it means the wind will be HOWLING out in the country...and it was.
We rolled out into LexCo, and hit a couple of roads we'd never been down before.
Both roads led to Swansea Hwy., and thus, into Swansea. A quick stop, and then battling the wind home.
Staying in the trees, and largely in the valley, keep the winds manageable.
It wasn't a hard ride, but it was damn steady. And the fact I felt like hot garbage from the day before didn't help things.
Once I'd split off from TVH, the PCU went into "limp mode". I got home without cracking, but barely.
It was a good 107km either way. Big sun, big fun! So nice out there...
Quintana won the Giro...outright. Don't buy into the whinging from Pat Lefevre. Yes, it's still going on...and NO, I'm not hotlinking it. Quintana won, even w/o his so-called "attack" on the descent of the Gavia. He still took enough time out of Uran to win the race.
Seems like ol' Pat isn't good at maths.
And they finished on the Zoncolon on Saturday. Ouchies...
All that is available is "Official Highlights" as the Giro has locked down all media, thus earning themselves many, many fans.
Speaking of TVH, he has a pair of thrice worn Sidi Wire Vent Carbon shoes for sale. White Vernice (the shiny ones...). Size 45.
And with that, we've run up on lunchtime. It's 80 degrees and the humidity is low. Take your sammich outside.