It's threatening rain again today. The clouds have darkened but are not yet peeing. I am always a fan of watching Farra Nasser and the girls of CP24. So I'm always bang on with not only Toronto traffic but the weather reports.
I rode around the Matheson loop this morning for about 2 hours. The wind was strong and was blowing in the reverse direction to which it normally blows. Felt like a new route. I even hopped on the tail of a tractor trailer and let him pace me for about 2 minutes , but really quickly. I was about half a meter from eating his bumper. Always fun.
Last nights Mid Week Crit was a great race. Granted it seemed a little slower than most nights , but the bonus with a slower night is that there are a lot more attacks than if it's top speed all night. by the second lap myself, and Vic were just getting ready to jump (or if Vic jumped, I was right there on his wheel) and at that second an opening formed Marc flew right by. We were able to both stand up and get behind him. We had a nice little breakaway going for a few laps. Again, I showed equally my zeal and inexperience and took slightly longer pulls at the front than I should have so when the group finally caught us it was a blessing as I was going at near redline. The rest of the race was great for practicing moving up to the front and attacking, and then moving back into the front(ish) of the pack. At the end it turned into a bunch sprint right around the 250m mark. I was definitely in a good spot to get a top 5 but again my lack of pure power allowed a few guys to get around me (Stan and Marc......) and I got a 10th place. I'm still very happy with that. It just means I need to watch my position in the final laps even more closely.
I am seriously impressed with this new beer from Quebec called Dominus Vobiscum. I REALLY like it. It's so damn refreshing. The effervescence is alot more intense than most beers. It claims to be a Belgian style beer, so I would still compare it to something like Hoegaarden. So similar so that I feel within my rights to pour it into a Hoegaarden glass.