Mi bike along side Irish Roads
Training with Kelly Benefits
From Virginia to Ireland, bike racing is surely a world wide sport as most of us know. Although a headache at times and the various hiccups of traveling, getting the chance to see the world is one of the enjoyable benefits of life as a pro cyclist.
Travel headaches listed;
1. I was not mailed a paper ticket, team had to purchase brand new round-trip ticket on the
spot for me to fly.
2.Rollin’s baggage did not arrive.
3.Walter’s bike did not arrive.
4.The other US team competing in the race, Kelly Benefits’ rider Dominique Perras lost his 5.passport in Philly airport. Was not allowed to travel.
6.Marketing manager Rob O’Dea’s flight was delayed by a day! US Airways…
We were greeted with what we mostly assume the climate is here, windy and rainy. We did see Sun, however the strong winds kept bringing in sudden downpours throughout the day. It’s bed time finally after surviving a full day of travel, a heavy Irish lunch, a spin on the bikes in spotting rain and an afternoon walk to stay awake. We have brought a fantastic group here and feel strongly that we will have a good showing during the 8 day race. I’m lethargic in my thoughts and need some sleep, but wanted to get the Tour of Ireland diary started. With that I’m off to bed and hope to be peppier tomorrow.
To view race details please visit, http://www.fbdinsuranceras.com/
That's all for now.