Body….tired. must….rest.

Damn, Tony and I are both beat from this week. My Shootout kind of sucked this morning. I was in the breakaway, but couldn’t hold on during the hill, which is usually where I feel strongest. But for consolation, I won the pack sprint up the final climb again. After looking at my power data when I got home, I could see some serious proof that I’m ready for a rest week.  *Update* I was just reading Garmin/Chipotle’s blog (like I do every day) and I found out that one of the Garmin guys in the shootout today was Svein Tuft, 2nd place World TT Champion this year despite flatting in the last 5K.  Uhhhh, yeah.  I was drafting off him.  Pretty cool.

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Tony before the ride, waiting on campus while everyone showed up.  It was super cold this morning, but warmed up to a nice 67 degrees later on.

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Tony during the slow part of the ride before things got heated up.

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One of my favorite meals.  Whole wheat tortillas, two fried eggs with lots of olive oil, sweet potatoes with peppers, and beans.  Smothered in a healthy dose of Valentino’s hot sauce, which comes in a liter bottle for only $3.00.

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A. Guisto carrying five pounds of oranges in a plastic bag back pack.  Uncomfortable for distances over 25 miles.  But we couldn’t pass up the unbeatable price of $5 for 10 pounds at a road-side stand.

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I had oranges too, and some chilies stuffed in my jersey.

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The Tucson Treat.  Quinoa, refried beans, olives, sweet potatoes, onions, a bit of hamburger meat, and seasoning.

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The Tony in it’s cave.  It rarely moves from this location, and only to ride, eat, poop, and ride.

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Aaron left his cookies when he went off to Bishop for a climbing trip.  Bad mistake.

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TJ’s rock art.

4 thoughts on “Body….tired. must….rest.

  1. Kennett,

    I was on the shootout too! I’m glad there are some other Oregon-heads down here! I got dropped before you, but think I saw you on the climb. I’m here until mid-January. Want to do some riding?

    Karsten Hagen

  2. Hey … you don’t know me, my wife Christy is the daughter of Dick and Joan Young, of whom you most likely have heard. June sent me an e mail directing me to your blog. She, and I now, both think you are an excellent writer as well as a kick ass cyclist. I can really relate to Tucson and surrounding area, as I put down many a brew in Sabino Canyon and on Mt. Lemnon (“A” mountain too, now that I think about it) when I was going to U of A. Your tales bring back many memories … mostly good.

    Keep up the great work!

    Dean

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