Charles Coin Memorial
The old BB might have been like that for a while...
I had an early dinner with Sandra and friends at an Italian place not far from home. I had a good plate of pasta (plus Sandra's for some extra carbo) and didn't even have a glass wine... Being a BYO restaurant, I took a bidon with E.F.S drink in it. Strange, I know but I was thinking of the next day.
We got home early and I started to pack for next morning. I also ask Sandra to kick me out of the tv room as the Tour telecast was about to start.
Racing wheels and new BB fitted
Race fuel & drink, chamois cream, etc
Bidons and gear bag (my cat and Trouble)
Ok, time to write down what is in that bag (my good luck racing bag. Just kidding!). Now, be aware, I always travel heavy!
1. racing shoes
2. racing helmet
3. 2XU bib shorts
4. club jersey
5. knee warmers
6. arm warmers x2 pairs
7. gloves x2 pairs
8. socks x2 pairs
9. small towel
10. sunny case
11. under shirt
I said I travel heavy. Well, I still put the spare wheels, track pump, sometimes the wind trainer in the car and often I take my training shoes and another jersey in case the weather person is forecasting a bit of rain in the area...
In bed just after 10 pm (had to force myself not to watch Stage 14) and asleep soon after.
6:40 am, I woke up and in no time realised that I was still sick, and feeling worst. How could that happen to me? It is the Charles Coin Memorial, lots of friends will be there, the course suits me, I even got a day off work just to race, I am packed... Well, it is the Charles Coin Memorial and Masters A will be racing 104 km and there is a chance they will put us together with Elite B, meaning it is going to be a very hard race. I might not be a healthy thing to do when feeling this sick...
A couple of phone calls later and I was back in bed for the rest of the morning.
My cat, no name
Tour de France - Stage 14, Nîmes - Digne les Bains, 194.5km
Well, for some reason, I missed that one (above) and had to get on CyclingNews.com for a full report (even if I watch the stage live I still read CyclingNews reports).
Great to see the Green Jersey winning a stage.
Alps tonight. Can Cadel hold on to that jersey? I think not...