I arrived in St. Wendel in the early evening yesterday. Our mechanic, Larry, got my bike together in true pro fashion and I took a 1 hour spin on the course to move some blood through my legs after 2 days off, and a long plane flight. I definitely felt like I had “airplane legs.” Something I plan to rectify today!
Here a couple of quick pics I snapped. The course is mostly road/dirt road/double-track. That’s kind of a new thing for me as we are used to (and spoiled) with lots of singletrack in our races. That means one thing – it’s going to be FAST!
The scenery was great. I’m glad I’m pre-riding the course over the next 2 days so I can enjoy the scenery because I have a feeling I won’t be looking around much in the race with my tongue hanging out on my top tube, and my eyes crossed from the pain!
I love German breakfast. Speaking of, it’s time to go eat some German Frühstück!
I’ll get more pics up of the course later. I have a longer ride planned to get my body back on the riding program, and my head in the game. I still can’t believe it when I see arrows and signs saying, “Marathon World Championship.” I am really here.