Back "In Country" after a wonderful break. 11 days in Iceland (Yes, Iceland...).
While it was possibly a strange pick for a vacation destination, it turned out to be a LOT of fun, quite scenic, and in spite of the hordes of Euro-trash-dour-faced-German tourists, a really fascinating place to visit.
With less people than the population of the Peoples Republic of Bould-Aire, spread out over an area the size of Kentucky, there was NO problem finding some lonely, beautiful places. Volcanoes, Glaciers, Wild mountains, Steam & Hot water bubbling out of the ground at random, and more world class waterfalls than could be imagined, it was a great place to wander about.
A week plus at sea level, only a couple of hikes for workouts, and some minor jet lag have me NOT fired up for King of the Rockies this Saturday. Post-vacation lethargy reigns supreme.
Only bike-related items form the trip was watching poor, wretched euro loaded bike tourists battle 40 mph, cold north winds and pissing rain in 4 deg. C. temps. Kinda like Cross! Most looked like near death. Made me glad to be old, lazy, and in a car.
Cold Euro Touring from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
Cross season seems to be coming right up. The ACA has blessed us with a "new" series this year, and the race flyers have started to sprout like flowers in the spring. Even did a bit of CX-type practice yesterday with the boys.... The "Excitement is Building"!!