A lot has happened in the past day, which helps explain why I didn’t do a race report yesterday. My sincerest apologies.
Amid all the bad news in the world, here’s a breath of fresh air: this very exciting news from the Associated Press came out. And before I receive any snark about New Hampshire maple syrup differentiated from Canadian maple syrup being inferior to Vermont maple syrup as compared to New York maple syrup… just stop. It came from a tree. And it has one single ingredient, as opposed to three types of corn syrup, (un)natural coloring and flavors. And best yet, it’s frigging delicious.
Next, I went for a bike ride somewhere in and around Switzerland yesterday. I even got to pin a number on my back and ride with like 180 of my friends. It was really neat.
In particular, four guys rode away from our group. We will call them the “breakaway”. Then the rest of us got lonely and Peter wanted to ride fast at the finish, so I was kindly requested to ride at the front of our group, which we will call the “peloton”, in order to retrieve those four fearless breakaway riders. So I spent about four hours at the front of this pack and eventually with a lot of hard work, we caught them. Then Peter sprinted really hard, but unfortunately came second place behind a nice guy named Alexander Kristoff. Then we went to our hotel and I was tired so I got horizontal and rested.
In other fine news of the day, my Canadian teammate and all around good guy, Guillaume Boivin, sprinted to an impressive victory at the Tour de Beauce AND in doing so took the leader’s jersey! I’m stoked for him for a variety of reasons. But not least of which is that I talked to him afterwards and he won a liter (…or litre as they spell it north of yee border) and a half of maple syrup. That’s simply outstanding.