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when you're tired and your brain says "stop, you're done" it's a DAMN LIAR

"Sometimes I was a little surprised, I looked back and she was still there, and I was in trouble, heh."


This was so long I still feel it in my entire body a day later. Doesn't bode super well for 150 miles in June.

I missed that is a thing that exists. Maybe next year I can work on finding out about cool events earlier than THE DAY THEY HAPPEN 🤦

++n is a vintage dame because sometimes you just need to go to the post office

Can I just turn your attention to Edwige Pitel for a sec: an engineer and PhD who started professionally in 2003 and just finished 6th at stage 2.

At 52.

Jaunted off to the Ramsøy fort, a German artillery battery from WWII. It was too hot to be a good idea but the Askøy archipelago is gorgeous anyway.

"On one occasion [in 2017], an official from the men's union approached [the Dutch national champion] and asked 'Do you really think women are professional cyclists?'"


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.

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