I’m not climbing as fast as I’d like to be, not yet, not on Kings anyway, but my weight is back down to within a pound of its lightest last year, and, more importantly, Kevin, who had the car run into him three weeks ago, got a clean bill of health on the hand that might have had a scaphoid fracture. That means I can scuttle “Plan B” for the trip to France, that being a way to do the Tour de France trip without actually riding bikes.
That might be interesting, but I don’t think it would have been much fun!
This trip will be the first, I think, where we’ve only stayed in two places, this time 9 days in Grenoble and one final night in Paris. It’s really nice not having to move around so much and getting to settle in to a place, and in this case, it looks like a pretty nice place in Grenoble that we’ll be settling into! Dishwasher, washing machine, lots of space, 200 feet from the train station and car rental. Probably just two stages that we’ll have to use a rental car to access, Alpe d’Huez and Pra Loup.
As for today’s ride, let’s see, we had Eric, Karl, Kevin (Pilot), JR and Keith. Second time this week for Keith. At lest this time he was handicapping himself with a backpack as he flew up Kings! I was doing OK, nothing great, but held back at the clearing for JR to catch up.
I doubt that Kevin (my son) will be out on Thursday-morning’s ride, but hopefully he’ll be riding to work on Thursday and feeling like something “real” on Sunday. Just 15 days before we leave so can’t waste much more time!