Jack, Ted… what’s the difference? Yup, on the road again.
If I had access to my computer and camera, some wifi, perhaps a bit of clip-art, and even an iota of skill with one of those computer doodling programs I would do the following: snap a photo of my suitcase, upload this photo to my computer, then tinker with it a bit on the aforementioned doodling program to add some windows, maybe a chimney, a front door, and maybe even a few shingles to give it the look of a house. Why? Well, if I haven’t mentioned it enough I’ve been pretty much living out of my suitcase for since April. Ahh, the LIFE.
(If anyone out there is interested in creating this bit of clip-art photo-montage and somehow submitting it to me, perhaps at HeisTedKing at gmail dot com, you just may win the title of infinite awesome.)
Instead, however, I’m horizontally strewn across the bench seat of our camper after the 258km, six-and-a-half hour GP Plouay, slugfest in northeastern France. This was my first Plouay and my goodness it was tough. I finished 2nd group just shy of one minute down on the winner and burned a delicious 5,801kJ in the process. That, friends, is a lot. Teammate Davide finished a very respectable 11th (or 10th depending on who’s race report you read), while team America pulled down a 2nd place with Tyler’s fine finish.
So with the race over, the camper is currently screaming down the highway thanks to our Spanish soigneur Tex’s deft camper-handling skills, en route to the four-day, mid-week Poitou-Charentes, which begins in about 36 hours on Tuesday. Dom is reading in the passenger seat next to the helm and Lloydy is snoozing in the rear. So once again, I’m calling my suitcase “home” after departing Girona early EARLY Saturday morning.
Where am I off to next, you’re asking with several ounces of mild enthusiasm. Well after Poi’-Char’, I will fly directly to los Estados Unidos where I have a whole buncha important things to tackle: first and foremost I will race nationals (Sept. 19), prep for that with the Green Mountain Stage Race (America’s best race, and perhaps least known of America’s best, as well as stalwart to any worthy New Englander’s race schedule),… and fix my tooth (dentist app’t Monday morning!). All very exciting stuff, and all stuff that I’m sure you’re already perfectly aware as they are posted on the Schedule link atop this webpage dealie – actually the dentist appointment is not part of that schedule, but maybe when I find a computer I’ll diligently add it.
So with nothing else to do now that the sun’s set rendering reading an impossibility, I figured I’d peck out a Blackberry blog entry. Killing time AND spewing out blogs – that’s two birds/one stone if I’ve ever heard it!
Hope you’re all well. Byebye.