THE BITTERSWEET, PART TWO: Riding a practice lap with the pros...
A journalist sneaks onto the road race course, during practice on September 24th, riding along with the pros, and gives us a cyclist's eye view of things. In PART ONE, we left him stopped halfway up 23rd St, still on the course, watching the pro riders coming up the hill.
So ends my lackluster attempt at riding one 10 mile lap of the road race course.
I must say, I was disappointed, but I don't regret doing it for a minute. The experience was amazing. I plan to work on my conditioning a little more, and then after a good night's sleep, I'll be back to try it again! Of course, it won't be the same, but I'll always cherish the memory of this day.