Thursday, July 13, 2006
Day One - Shorewood
Today was hard. 60k in humid heat with a strong international field. It was a pretty straight forward course - basically 4 corners with one little S curve in it. And they were yelling out primes constantly which kept the pace blistery fast. My seat might be a tad low - so I should fix that up tomorrow. I'll tell you what though - hesitating at all will prevent you from moving up and staying up. Women were braking a lot in the corners - which prevented smooth transitions. I went for one prime - but lost it by a world champ sprinter. Tomorrow is a new day though and with that experience under my belt I'm ready to take them on tomorrow.