(I know- you aren't supposed to shoot a picture into the sun... but he wanted to be in front of the ocean to make all his cold weather friends back home in Boise jealous.)
We went for a "leisurely" spin up the coast for a little less than 2 hours. Neither of us ever got into the big ring, but we still covered the 40-ish miles pretty quickly.
I can honestly say that the other teams competing in NRC events this year, especially the crit series, better keep a closer eye on the team than they did last year. The team has some serious horsepower and is going to rip some legs off and beat some people silly. Needless to say, I'm really bummed that I will be missing this year's training camp again (like last year). Our Spring sales meeting is during the camp, so I can't be there. There is a bunch of open debate between team director/ rider Chad Thompson and myself over who is the better sprinter. I was looking forward to settling the argument once and for all... but I guess we'll have to wait a bit longer to answer that one.
I had a great time with Remi, having only spent a little time speaking to him during the show at Interbike previously. He's a good guy and I'm happy as heck that Chad was able to snag him up for the season. Along with all the other talent on the team (more to come on that later), it's going to be a great year. Keep an eye out for the boys in pinstripes to go flying by and look for their sexy bikes too... they'll both be a blur!