Saturday, 5 March 2011

Cattle country cycling

This is coming to you from a tiny motel room in merced I've got my legs up on the wall and ive enjoyed a delectable meal of rotisserie chicken from Costco and pasta cooked on our hotplate. I'm typing on my iPod, my first blog on the road for the season so I thought I'd give you a wee insight into our little world.

We came equipped for bare bones racing; hotplate, oatmeal and cool box. The shower is full of bikes an I've conducted a genocide on the towels cleaning my chain.

Top tips for aspiring bicycle gypsies include seeking out te cheapest motel well ahead of time, I'm all about the nonchain joints. Alternatively roll into town late, with a seeping bagand tent in your car and hope for he best. Look for a free breakfast, you can snag those pastries for race food. The ice machine keeps your coolbox chillin ( top tip, dont get a foam one, i drove 7 hours and it never ceased making a sound like a castrated rodent) My one concession to luxury is my aeropress coffee maker - it's nice to have wifi but it's broken here! The pool or the bath tub plus ice work wonders for recovery and you can get most of your 5 a day and all your condiments at a Mexican salsa bar. Bare bones cooking involves a hotplate and oatmeal, pasta and jarred sauces. Heat treated milk is a lifesaver or almond milk. And never travel without a set of plastic eating ironsand flatware.

Stay classy people!

-yep typed it with my thumbs: they're what makes us better than apes

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