What a great day for racing. 3 hours 20 minutes is so much nicer than the 8-11 hours I was riding in Portugal. I had a pretty good day today, the race started fast and furious with many people going way to fast for a 7 day stage race. I think there will be a wake up call day 3 or 4 for some.
On another note:
4 hours of riding today and $400 in bike repairs...this is an expensive sport. Troy expect to see this receipt in the expense file... I had to replace my drive train (rear cassette, chain, and middle front chain ring) parts and labor close to 400. Ouch. Apparently I had completely worn the other parts out and was about to have a big time mechanical failure. I guess a 1200 km race plus around 1000 km of training will do that to your bike.
Can't wait for Day 2 in Campbell River tomorrow.