1 week

7 days done and although we are still two tough stages away from the first rest day, I count that as a week. Its been a mind and leg wrecking one. We all may end up in a room with padded walls after this is all over.

Feel bad for the guys who have had especially rough luck. The roads chosen by the organizers have not helped, especially since strong winds and nervous riders in a near 200 strong group are guaranteed in this part of the country and at this point in the race. Yes we need an exciting race, no we don’t need an especially dangerous one.

We will keep chipping away at it. Legs already have that dull stage race feel and my mind easily drifts into a sensless daze. Getting deeper and deeper into that desert.