Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Day 3

Today was a much easier day. I really think my body is catching up to the amount of riding we've been doing. We also had a much shorter day today. We climbed a mountain called the Col d'Abisque. Just short of the summit Trek had set up a lunch and race viewing spot for us. It was very cool.

We hung out for 4 or 5 hours after riding up and just had a very good time. The race was very exciting with people from all over cheering on their favorites. It's like being at the SuperBowl with every team playing and being surrounded by passionate fans for all of them. After the race we road back down and shuttled back to Lourdes for dinner.

Tomorrow we get to ride out to a stage start in Pau and perhaps meet some of the riders. Should be cool. In the afternoon we'll ride into Spain and do a couple smaller climbs there.

We're halfway through the trip at this point and it has been hard work but a great experience. Seeing the mountains up close and spending hours outside is just great.

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