Saturday, May 1, 2010 - Race ReportsYesterday's TT was windy and cold, very cold if you consider it was 80 degrees on Tuesday.
It was so cold that Bissell's Jeremy Vennell decided to put a garbage bag on his chest. I think he's the only one in the world that worries about getting cold when going full gas for 30 minutes.
Me, I had the short sleeve skin suit and base layer. I figured, go big or go home.
But, go big I did not. I mean, I got beat by 6 Trek-Livestrong guys. I'm not saying they suck, but getting beat by almost a whole team is kinda bad.
I ended up 20th, which is two places back from last year. I did move up a place on GC, so it's not all bad, but I was hoping for a bit more as I'm feeling a lot better this year.
For those interested, I put together the virtual time gap between me and Andy JM. I finished a few seconds ahead of him. Note how I crushed him on the last climb but couldn't match his speed on the "spin out your 55-11" decent.
In other news, I somehow got in a conversation about girls with Taylor Phinney. I mentioned that there was a hot one on the third floor of our hotel. His response, "Yeah, only one."
Kinda sad that even as world pursuit champion he still needs to play the odds.