I woke up this morning to the sound of pouring rain. What's that saying? June showers bring July flowers? Or is it - WHERE'S SUMMER?
It's funny how you can stay motivated to ride outside in the rain in the winter - yet as soon as the precipitation starts falling from the sky in June I'll be the first one to ride the rollers. And it's even 20 degrees warmer. Oh well.
This weekend I'm headed with teammate Christine to Minnesota to do some track racing. A land full of mosquitoes and bike races. There's a joke that the state bird is a mosquito. Uh oh. Those pesky little insects love me.
And for the first time in my cycling career - the promoter is helping pay the way to the event - how cool is that? They're also televising the event locally as part of the cycling fest in conjunction to Nature Valley GP. Christine and I get to wake up early Saturday morning and help them do some filming. Look for bright yellow!
I also booked my tickets for the San Jose American Velodrome Challenge and am really looking forward to it. That's in another two weeks. Rick Adams, the chief official for Hellyar, said they're approaching the AVC as a party first and track race second. It's about as close to being a rock star as a bike racer can be. Should be fun!
Then close on its heals is the AVC at Alpenrose and then FSA GP in July. Ah the life of a track racer - gotta love it.