January 2, 2010
Exploring all the new routes for me here in Warner Robins Georgia has been a lot of fun. I have been able to ride past my first ever cotton fields and even learn how the locals crack pecans that have fallen from the abundant pecan trees. Through Jen’s family and the local bike store, actually dubbed “The Bike Store”, I was able to meet with several local riders to learn some of the best routes in the area. The Garmin does help me out enormously, but it’s always nice to have local knowledge while out on the open roads.
The first week I was here in Georgia was a strict rest week, but this past week has been a bit more intense. I truly feel as if I am at a pre-training, training camp. Rob Caudill, Jen’s father, has even cleaned and polished off my bike just about every day after my ride. It’s so helpful because I leave for my rides knowing that my bike will operate smoothly.
All in all, this has been one of my best winters yet. I am all ready and excited to get to training camp during the middle of January in Valencia and I really look forward for the first races of the season in the Middle East. It is really exciting to be starting off the 2010 season in a place that I have never been to before. I can only imagine what it will be like…
I can’t believe it is already 2010. Time just flies by these days. Happy new years, everyone!
Off to Spain I go,