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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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



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!


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