It's 6:30 am and I'm the only one awake...typical. This week is my cycling teams 7-day long training camp in San Diego CA. There are 18 of us including many regular GWA clients who are nearly as crazy about cycling as I am. Graham Fox (Labicicletta) and I have spent a number of hours putting together the camp logistics and so far it's been amazing. We've rented a beach front house that comfortably sleeps 17, we have a cook Lesly (www.foodsensenow) who is cooking us dynamite meals.
So far the riding here has been amazing. We are taking it a bit easy today riding anywhere from 70-120 km depending one your group. My group has done 310 km so far in two days and my legs are holding up okay. Two of my teammates just arrived last night and they'll be pretty reved up so I'm a bit nervous about how fast today might end up being.
Tomorrow is the Queen stage, meaning our longest ride. We are gong to tackle mount Palomar (18.5 km climb gaining nearly 1400m of elevation). The A group is going to attempt a 200 km day, that should be interesting.
So far the highlight of the rides has been when Graham Baron decided he had to buy fresh grapefruit from this farmer. He bought 6 massive ones and then proceeded to try and convince people to carry them. I had to carry two huge grapefruits in my pockets for nearly 70 km...I wasn't that impressed to say the leas, haha.