Off and on snow yesterday, just enough to make the road a mess only briefly. If there had not been periods of sun, we would have had an accumualtion.
Our yard was never going to look better. Now the lilacs and peonies all look shot. We’ve had 3 mornings below freezing, and another two are forecasted.
So, that’s taken me to the basement and the trainer.
The inaugural U.S. Open Cycling Championship was held yesterday, in the same brutal weather we had here in Ohio. The reace was postponed for an hour and waw almost canceled. The race started in Williamsburg, VA and ended with a grueling 7 lap, 7 mile circuit in Richmond.
NBC even had same day coverage of the race from 2:30 – 5:00 ET today. It was sweet kinda cool watching the guys suffer in 20 degree weather with almost white out conditions while I was on my warm couch. IN the final five laps, two riders went off the front and slowly put over a minute gap on the field. The peloton could have chased them back pretty easily but I don’t think anyone wanted to work. There were a few small attempts by Toyota United and Health Net but they kept getting broken up. In the end Svein Tuft of team Symmetrics won after driving it on the cobble stone climb and Slipstream rider Patrick McCarty took second. McCarty almost got nipped at the line but barely held off the sprinters.
Today, the Tour of Flanders will be on Versus