Back in Las Cruces and happy to report Lisa and I have been enjoying reuniting with friends. Yesterday we ventured up to Silver City for me to train a little, see the Tour of the Gila criterium and hang out with some friends we haven't seen for a long time. The first part of the day was a drive up toward Silver City with Lisa dropping me off to start my training. It was a great day for training despite the breeziness. I was excited and happy to be back on the roads by Silver City. With Lisa being my support crew, I was able to carry out a great training session ending in downtown Silver where I would run into some friends from the Midwest.
Within 5 minutes of rolling into town, I was talking to Sarge and Dene, friends from college/Decorah. Although it hadn't actually been real long since seeing them, it was great to catch up. I also ran into some old teammates or riders I had ridden with in the past. It was good to catch up with them. A short time was spent seeing a few guys from LC, too, but I look forward to seeing more of them on a ride or two. A long overdue reunion was with Garrett. Seriously, the guy was in our wedding, and we haven't seen him since! It was great to catch up with him and meet his girlfriend, Danyel. Unfortunately, Lisa and I had to get back to LC that night, but our short time to catch up was still wonderful.
There isn't much else to report. I have begun a good training block for California now. I am heading back up to Silver City this week, although I don't have my housing nailed down yet! Maybe I'll be camping. Anyway, I am excited to do a solid week of training in preparation for the big objective of California. Ciao.