After swinging by the shop earlier to pick up my new wheel bag I did what any respectable bike racer does in preparation for a race, take apart the bike and put it back together. This year I am riding a Specialized Tarmac which I LOVE. I started my cycling career on a 2004 Specialized Allez while living in NH and am happy to get back to where I started after a brief hiatus with a crappy overseas no name bike which I ended up flexing out in a matter of weeks. The Tarmac is a blast to ride, stiff, responsive, and looks awesome (last part might be the most important).
The frame pre cleaning and spare wheels in the corner
The race set up
Tomorrow I am off from work which is great for the reason, well, I dont have to work. I have plans to meet up with Matt Russell for a ride and then get to help him with his swim at the St Lawrence pool. Matt is fresh off of a great performance at Florida 70.3 this past weekend.
Stayed tuned on race updates from the weekend, we will try and toss something up Saturday night and then if I am still alive Sunday night too. Next week will be tricky training wise, all day meeting on Monday, Philly on Tuesday, and back home Wed. Good times. At least we have the weekend off from racing so can really get in some good miles before the CT Stage Race (crit, 10mile TT, and 91 mile RR).