I’m back!! …but feeling drained (I got in after 1 AM last night) and wondering how I will pull it together for the Vapor Trail tonight. The forecast says, “Rain likely,” and it’s supposed to be in the 30s. It’s raining in Boulder right now. I’m definitely going to start, try to keep my chin up and stay optimistic, and try to prove that recovery and rest are over-rated. (ha! riiight….) I don’t feel very prepared going into this – I did a 75 mile race just one week ago, flew to Canada and back, and stood on my feet for 2 days. I have no plan, just to pedal.
Anyway, I had a great time in Montreal. I have always wanted to go there and even though it was a whirlwind, I got to take in some of the culture. I like that they try to maintain their french culture. For example, it’s illegal to have signs in english only – most don’t even have an english translation. Also, people are required to answer the phone and communicate in french first, and then can switch to english. That said – I will be back for vacation at some point in time. What a cool city! I was there working Canada’s version of Interbike and Eurobike (just a much smaller scale event). Ergon is distributed by Norco in Canada, so I worked at the Ergon section of their booth, explaining the product line. I even got to use my french, and in a matter of 2 days, was able to see huge improvement.
And now… some awesome Montreal city photos. The cool thing is that you have modern architecture, huge glass buildings, and then randomly 400 year old churches and old train stations.
and I didnt get a good one of the huge hockey arena…
That’s all for now. Send good weather vibes and maybe some extra energy my way. What the heck am I getting myself into tonight???