In the UK...
Yes, I'm afraid it's true. My time here in Derby has run it's course and I will soon be heading home. You know what they say, all good things must come to an end. Though that may not apply directly to this scenario it's close enough. Over the past 8 months or so I've had a fair share of ups, downs and everything else in between. At this point though I think it may be safe to say that the Mallorca training at the begining of the season may have been one of the high points for me. Smooth roads, long climbs, no traffic, a little bit of ocean (I guess "sea"), and to top it all off the high of meeting all of my new teammates. Now, I know what you're thinking...was it all down hill from there...well, yes.
Ha, I'm kidding! Obviously...kind of. What an amazing year though. Seriously. Some of the races we did and the places I was able to see in the process were simply amazing and those memories will last a life time.
Looking ahead I'm pretty excited to be heading home to Victoria for a little bit before my next race, of which I can not say...But I can say many more stravas will fall in the pursuit of my fitness. Who needs race days when you can get a couple KOMS?! results, Pff! People forget those by the next weekend...but KOMS, those last a life time..er, well, or at least until someone else comes along and smashes them. (in case it wasn't obvious, that was sarcasm) I do love a good Strava battle though.
I must admit, as the official end is now in sight I and beginning to feel a little sad (well, not sad but something like sad) to say good bye to this place and between the snow storms and the bumpy roads or the day to day dodging of careless drivers I have had some really fun times here in Derby and though I never thought I would admit it came to find myself very much at home at the cities hidden gem, Kona Blue Coffee....My little piece of Victoria. It's everything a good coffee shop should be...great coffee and hipsters without the attitude(and free wifi). You guys are awesome and I will truly miss hanging out there.
Speaking of coffee and my addiction I am quite stoked to be headed back to my old stompin grounds of multiple 4Star roasters all within walking distance...and thats a cyclists walking distance, so you know they're close together!..and even more so then that, this return also happens to mark a change in area code. I will be "officially"relocating to my new Fernhood residence and striking up camp with the good nurse. We figured we survived a month together in the GB so why not give it a go back home? So tuned, more on this to come...semicolon right bracket
So, I'm currently in the process of editing up some photos for a little recap of this whole UK experiment so check back "hopefully" within the week or 7-10 days..I could see it being an aeroplane job...and I have a load of data to use up before then so...ya, for all that and more on the races to come check in soon.
Signing off from Jolly Old
...Photos still to come...