• Final preparations.

    Final preparations are complete.  Saturday was a harder 3.5 hour tempo with the mtb on the road chasing the Colorado State Cycling Team...on their road bikes.  Legs felt fantastic!  Today (Sunday) was a quick trip down to Boulder to ride with Sonya and to give our Claro Brasil Ride race bikes one last shake-down ride.  The ride was a nice mellow tempo. Good thing for these test rides, as my freehub body on my rear wheel started to go out.  If it would have happened in the race, we would have lost a lot of time!

    For the next few days the rides will be short and precise. I am also getting the rear wheel fixed, as well as packing everything up for the near 21 hour flight to the southern hemisphere.