I have been in Europe for 10 days now and to think I have 20 to go is kind of mind-numbing. The racing has been super and the coverage has been great, but I am most excited about the Tour being one-third over. The Tour’s first week usually takes longer than the next two weeks, but with all the interesting racing, the first week has flown by pretty quickly.
I am lucky to be a part of the TREK family as they scored me a bike that I have ridden three times. The bike is wicked, and my rides have been great. I rode to the town of Gueda—that’s right, the place where some of the world’s best cheese comes from. I was also able to climb a pretty cool Belgian Ardennes climb that I will never forget. It was raining, wet, and the fans were awesome. My most favorite ride by far was my ride along the most amazing stretch of French cycling history: the pave of the Arenberg Forest. There was something that sent chills down my spine as I bounced along. I thought it was one of the highlights of any tour experience I have ever had. Continue reading