It took us a several hours of collaborative mechanical difficulties, but we managed to get outside! Benjamin is now an expert in hydraulic disc brake rub. And beadlock rims.

Not shown: gravel and some hills probably intended for bicycles with very fat tires and suspension frames.

On one hand I'm a little sad these numbers are not as high as the numbers I wanted, but on the other hand I'm happy they went up a little and maybe I won't kill myself with the rest of this training block.

Last kilometer of the race yesterday, courtesy of /u/HerHor on Reddit. That uphill sprint finish is BANANAS, Anna van der Breggen is an absolute beast.

Wout van Aert will win this if there is any justice in the world.

After decades of chasing my "talent" and taking any resistance at any activity as a sign that I'm untalented and destined to fail, this thing is wildly liberating. Input work β†’ output results. No talent, no natural affinity. Just f*ing work.

Uh wait, can anybody buy a ticket for 89 GBP and show up and ride in this? Is this my shot to bike around land?!

I don't think I ever did one of these and there's 🍍 all these new people 🍍 so: #introductions 

So I'm not sure this was the intent, but watching world champion and Olympic medalist get a bike fit that addressed her "wonky" body, as another woman with a "wonky" body, was super encouraging.

No leg warmers, no thermal jersey, no wool socks, where am I and what have you done with .

πŸ˜€: Surprise sunny day!
😣: Forgot to launder the kit.
πŸ˜€: Time for new kit!

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