Left the house at 6:30 am for my ride today. I had to go early because I had to get back to hand off my bikes to the Jelly Belly team who agreed to drive them up to Nor-Cal for me. I hate breaking the bikes down and traveling with them so it was well worth the early start not to have to do that.
This is my last day home before the big race. Spent the afternoon talking with a reporter from the New York Times. It was a reflective interview…. Sometimes I forget all that has happened to me….
Got my 3rd place podium spot for Team DZ-Nuts reinstated in the Tour of the Gila. Tomorrow it begins. Get to the hotel. Get with the team. Get into to the rhythm of the race. Get the energy building and then it’s go time. No cobbles in California baby!