No, I didn't stay up past midnight to watch the seconds tick away till the new year.
No, I didn't drink champagne or that sparkaling, fizzing imitation stuff.
No, I didn't even party with any of my friends.
Then what did I do? I read a really good book--
Mr. Wilcockson is a brillant writer and he really manages to make the Tour alive through his words. He writes with a unique style that keeps me interested and anticipating the next chapter. In each chapter, he covers the backrouds of each of Lance's GC rivals, like Hamilton, Ullrich, Basso, and Mayo.
Did you know that Hamilton broke a vertebre in his neck (gasp, just like someone else I know...) while mountain biking in Bolduer, Colorado when he was a junior?
Did you know that Ullrich went through depression and deeply considered quitting cycling in 2001-2002 due to a knee injury?
Want to find out more about the history of the Tour? Read this book. It's on my "A" list for enticing content and great author writing style. This is no autobiogrphy (ala LA's "It's not about the Bike"). This is a great novel covering the ups, downs, ins, and outs of the 2004 Tour. Go but it here.
So I missed the turn of the New Year...boo-hoo. At 9am I awoke and did the usual morning routiene. After a quick stop at GNC for some Multi-Vitimans, Amino Acids, and Vitiman C, I headed off for a ride on the XTC.
Between crunching snow at Henisra, chatting with my Dad's riding buddies while spinning, and doing some Muscle Tension intervals out and around Wrightstown, I got 3hrs and 45min of ride time in. That's all quality time towards kicking some WORS elite ass this May!
Just 3 more days until the Powertap SL wheel is here....I'm shaking in my bright red booties!