The weather so far this week has been awesome.... that is until this afternoon. I don't think I've ever had as nice of days in Europe as the past couple here in Offenburg, or more accurately where we're staying is called Durbach. It's been sunny and warm, plus everything is in full bloom which is beautiful but also rough on everyone's allergies. The Eerdbeeres are being picked right now and are so good I have been gorging on them all week. I've been riding, watching the Giro, napping hard, great massages and food and not much else. Perfect recovery after last week's tough race and travel. The course was as dry as I had ever seen it but it's been raining for the past few hours so it should be in perfect condition by race day.
I had some more pictures to post but the internet seems to be slowing down. Tomorrow night is another Spring Eliminator. The race last weekend looked awesome, it was in downtown Pickering and was lined with people. It looked like a prologue at the Tour. This weekend it's going to be at the course so I don't think it will be all road like the last one. It will probably be harder too since the grass is all tall and bumpy, we'll see. I'm hoping for a good race.
The hotel where we're staying is called Rebstock, everyone that works here wears traditional German clothing. The clientle is old rich people though and I think we're the youngest people here by a good 50 years. They have awesome gardens though.
The rain seems to have stopped for the moment so hopefully it will be nice again tomorrow.
Meg has a big race coming up this weekend, the Iron Horse 10 miler. She has suffered a lot in the past during the race but hopefully this year she'll have good legs. This year they're having a MTB race again at the Iron Horse and I wish I was in town to take part in it. I train on all those trails all the time and it would be nice to race through down town. The road race should be good too, wonder if the Captain can win it again. Winston is finally all healed up after eating some fertilizer 2 weeks ago so maybe now he'll keep his nose out of the garden.
I wonder what Megs' doing right now.