Calley and I road in the Tour d' Italia last weekend in Italy, Texas. It's a pretty town with the biggest sunflowers in Texas in full bloom. This wasn't a race but more of a big ride with a 1,000 other people.
|Everything bigger in Texas, even our flowers.|
|Turns out the King is still rockin' as Calley met him along the way.|
With a week out before Buffalo Springs 70.3, my game plan was about an hour at 70.3 effort and a short run off the bike. I ended up doing the 40 mile route but I started with the 60 miler guys since I knew they were the ones I would need to be riding with. It was a lot of fun! I was able to stay up front a lot and take a lot of pulls and pull people back in. If I was riding the full route I would have held back more but pleased how the legs felt that day as it was a tough training week.
|Chatting up front letting them know I would be peeling off somewhere along the route.|
|Riding JOF (just off front) Photo Courtesy: Sugar & Spice Photography|
I'm surprised everyone was following I'm not even looking where I'm going.
|I love this shot of us riding away. Photo Courtesy: Sugar & Spice Photography|
We went West to Italy in the morning that evening we drove East to Carthage where we visited my Mom and Dad and had a late Father's Day. My Dad has always been known to put down a lot of food, so I tried to eat him on chipolte fajitas and well that didn't go so well my Dad still can eat a lot of food.
Now it's time to get packed up for one of the hardest Ironman 70.3 courses on the USA circuit - Buffalo Springs 70.3.