Awesome, awesome ride in France this past weekend - La Marmotte is truly EPIC!!!!
I finished in 9:13... 34 min past the gold-time - but I made ALL the rookie mistakes one could even start to imagine;
- I rode a bit too fast on Glandon (hey it's only the last 3 km to the top, I can push a bit harder... BIG MISTAKE ;)
- I took WAAAAY too long breaks in the feeding-zones, I sat on a rock for 30 min near the top of Galibier along with a friend and felt soooooo sorry for myself (while eating cake and drinking coke ;)
- I didn't catch any trains on the Galibier decent and rode alone into the wind to Bourg at snails pace to not kill my legs....
- I ate too many gels and bars in the early hours of the race and suffered all the way up Galibier with stomach cramps - gotta eat more of the normal food they offer (bread, cake, ham, brie-cheese etc.)
NEXT TIME I'll surely make a few less of those mistakes, but then likely some other ones! ;)
PS: Thanks to Joe for the tip on the demo Look bike, awesome ride and great convenience to not have to haul our own bikes across the pond!
See ya back in TO soon, I'm flying home tomorrow!
La Marmotte 2014, Strava