It's been a while since the latest edition of a Tubular Adventure. The latest on the road being the Green Mountain Stage Race, a four day adventure which 1 year ago had been plagued by hurricane Irene, forcing officials to reroute 50% of the stages and cancel stage 4 on account of heavy rain.
This year however, had only one minor setback which cost a descent overall standing in the General Classification. A stage 3 flat along the Bolton flats on Rt 2, which as any rider knows is riddled with potholes and can be detrimental to the condition of a tube, tire or wheel, set me back and left me with a solo ride into the finish atop the App Gap. The other 3 days of racing went well however. With a 26th place finish in the first Stage Time Trial, 11th in the Circuit Race, and 17th in the Queen City Criterium.