Thursday, October 18, 2007
Rider diaries are always fun
You have to be there to really experience it, but any racing cyclist can imagine themselves riding with Stuart O'Grady, can't they? Maybe Stuey jumps on your wheel as you attack the C-grade bunch, ha ha, or you come around him and take the sprint win? Well, maybe. Or maybe we should just read the rider diaries during stage races and get a feel for what it really feels like. From cyclingresults.net:After joking around with Stu Shaw, saying “I hope you have your sprinting legs on Stu”, with him replying “They’ll be on as long as you get your attacking legs on.” I decided I better do my part and got up the front jumping on everything I could. At around 25km to go, there was a break at around 30secs and I thought I should one more time. I looked around to find only Stuart O’Grady on my wheel, and along with him managed to bridge across. I must say, after only a month on the bike I was absolutely on the max just holding his wheel, but it was a pretty exciting experience for me.