Gila Cliff Dwellings
In the interim between La Vuelta (de Bisbee) and the Tour (of the Gila), we got the chance to do some team bonding in the hot New Mexico desert. (Ok, so the races feel pretty important to me, but I guess in the scheme of things, the Giro might be a bigger deal).
The trip included an action-packed drive out along NM 15 (doing some race-course recon at the same time) and putting 45 minutes into the rest of the team, riding in the pickup truck behind us, over the course of the 1.5 hour drive. I have never experienced driving that fast on a road like that. Scott knows his stuff behind the wheel.
The team bonding:
In other news, the local newspaper in Bisbee did a story about the Vuelta de Bisbee. It was supposed to feature my team, Exergy. Turns out most of the front page feature article was just about me, only briefly talking about the race, and talking about the team on the continuation in a later section. The team director was gracious, but probably none too thrilled about having the team shoved off the front page by the extraordinary story of Rudy racing at Bisbee:
Thanks to Dr. John for finding the link!
More race details coming…