I believe the intruder might have snuck into my organism as I was innocently savouring a reward (dark chocolate brownie and coffee) at the airport in Florida on my way back from the race. I ate sitting under a strong AC vent and was cold, that might have had something to do with it. I'm sure it was that AC vent! Or maybe the person beside me in the plane that was looking green and sneezing through her sleep!
That is why the last couple of days have required an extra effort for training. What I cought was nothing major, but it doesn’t take much to drag you down after a race! My cold stayed with me for a couple of days, and caused me to stare at a box of Kleenex placed on my profile on the Thursday trainer ride (I have to remember this, it will make me feel lucky next time Lance plans a torture session on the trainer). When the Rhinovirus was at it’s peak, it did cause me to have to dig deep in order to complete my trainings. I decided to fight through the training but to get alot of sleep to compensate: it worked.
I believe my secret potion had something to do with it. My grand-ma’s recipe! (I only like to take pills when I really have to). This is the potion that has always worked for me.
The idea is simple:
Boil some water
Chop some ginger root and lemon and let them infuse
Add some honey (if you are like me, you will put alot of it in there)
Worked for me more than once!
So today is tuesday night and here are the news:
1-I beat the Rhinovirus and got the first important trainings in to get ready for Boise
2-School is going very well this week.
3- I GOT MY NEW RIDE TODAY!!!
How do you like it!??I was one happy girl!
I don't have the front race wheel yet though but I can't complain!
Remember how I said Marinoni did custom bikes? I got to choose every component of this one and discuss all the paint work with Simone Marinoni. She did a good job!
Philippe Arseneault, another friend from Marinoni, introduced the new wheel brand to me. The race wheels I will have on my new bike are -fast forward-. More popular in europe but an amazing brand. The disk wheel is very light and all carbon. Here, Philippe shows me the wheel that was designed for track cyclists. At first I thought it was my new front wheel...awwwww.
The boys worked hard to get my bike all put together today
Later, the very trusted Robert made sure I was positioned just like I was on my old TTC bike
Some other things about the bike make it magic. They are just all the other things I felt when I took her for her first spin outside the Marinoni factory!