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Sunday, May 29, 2011 - Race Reports
It's been an action packed couple of days. First, there was getting to Greenville. That took over 30 hours.

I left Davis on Thursday morning. Storms forced us to refuel in Huntsville on our way to Atlanta. That was bad, but when my next flight, from Atlanta to Greenville, returned to the gate at 1am on Friday morning, I began to worry. Then, when I walked to the ticket counter at 1:30am to see 150 people waiting in line, I started thinking about alternate transportation.

Delta had me confirmed for a 9am flight on Saturday morning (TT day). That wasn't going to work so I spent the night in Atlanta and drove a rental car up to Greenville on Friday.

I was bit cracked on my ride that night, but felt better after a full night's sleep. For the TT, I hit the wall after 2 of the 3 laps. I finished 15th, which I'm okay with given my form and the travel situation.

Today was "rest day." It's actually kind of weird to have a day between bike races, that never happens here in the US. The team went for a ride on the course, then I took a nap. Later I went for coffee with Lyne from Podium Insight and now I'm writing this blog.

Seriously, that's what I did today. Oh, and I talked to my lovely wife, but that's a given. Anyway, tomorrow is the National Championships time. Every year it's been different, so it should be good one.


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FWS
Sunday, May 29, 2011, 6:02 pm
Best Wishes Paul... Good Luck, and kick
some...


Jim Allison
Monday, May 30, 2011, 9:23 am
And...now a time trial...seems like you did just fine given all the travel action. Best of luck and good racing on the course...allez allez





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