About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Big Ride for Brandon

Another day at home. It's been hot and the AC has been running almost all the time.

I spent part of the morning doing more laundry and trying to catch up on this blog.

Late in the morning Brandon and I decided to go for a bike ride. He wanted to ride my regular route to Lurago d'Erba and back. Wow, did he do great. He's not afraid of riding in traffic anymore and boy can the kid climb. He wants to climb bigger hills, so eventually we will be making our way in the foothills of the Alps, around Lecco and Como. We ended up riding 40 km roundtrip.

This afternoon we watched a very exciting stage of the Tour. Lance led a breakaway and even attacked a few times on that last big climb. The final kilometers were very tense and exciting. Brandon was jumping up and down yelling for Lance and Radioshack. Unfortunately he just didn't have enough left in his legs to drop more riders and win the spring finish. On the other hand, 39 years old and racing against 'kids' mostly in their 20's. The old man can ride and will most likely end up in the top 30 out of 170+ riders. Not bad...most of us are happy to complete a 40km ride.

No comments:

Post a Comment