Saturday, February 16, 2008

All My Bags are Packed

It's a mere six hours before I am on an airplane to San Jose with a short commute to Palo Alto for the opening prologue of the Amgen Tour of California 2008. I am running through the list of athletes who will streak by at lightening speeds: Paolo Bettini (Quick Step), Tom Boonen (Quick Step), Fabian Cancellara (CSC), Bradley McGee (CSC), David Millar (Slipstream Chipotle) and American Favorites of Levi Leipheimer defending ATOC champion (Astana), David Zabrinski (Slipstream Chipotle), Bobby Julich (CSC), Chris Horner (Astana) and George Hincapie (High Road). Yet I realize there is someone significant missing from this list of professional athletes that should be racing, Floyd Landis. Landis' tale is best told at trust but verify. Sunday the agenda is bike racing, and the possibility of meeting the grand web master himself, TBV as well as the eminent cycling enthusiast Pommi.

Hopefully the heel will heal and I get re-energized by all the adrenaline.