Monday, September 28, 2009


I'm at home now in day 3 of offseason and loving every moment. I walked up and down a flight of stairs like 5 times throughout the day yesterday so that was pretty taxing. The hard thing about offseason is that I sometimes forget to shower because I'm not working out. It's tough. And how much coffee is too much? At what point does it become obsessive and where I probably need an Intervention?
Anyway, Worlds was fun. It's nice to go into a race with low pressure, modest expectations and surprise myself. Of course, that can only happen once because the next time I go will expect a medal from myself, but I enjoyed this experience and I'm not dwelling on the fact that I was relatively close to earning hardware. (Or am I?)
And to the family of the bee who stung me during the 2nd lap of the race: Your brother suffered a horrible death and the anger he induced only made me go faster. And sorry about my appearance while crossing the finish line. They should have had a warning of some sort for children and sensitive viewers.
So, thanks for following Bissell and myself along this season and for all the positive vibes and encouraging messages throughout. I may actually (I can't believe I'm saying this) have to start Facebook or Twitter or some crap in order to better stay connected to friends and family next year while over the pond. Ugh.


Anonymous said...

That must have been one talented super bee to have stung you at those speeds!
It was a blast following you and your team!

Enjoy your "off" season


tk said...

congrats on an amazing tt at worlds! you made new fans all over the world and we look forward to watchin you ride for garmin. you are the real deal.


Ian Stanford said...

Coffee is a culture Tom. Accept it, embrace it, indulge in it. Hey, I will be in Boulder Oct 19-26ish. We will get a tank of coffee. Email me your phone number since my cellphone went frizzle fry a couple days ago and all numbers are lost.
Dude, I was glued to Universal Sports the whole way. I wish I would have been there to see it. Congrats

Scott said...
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Scott said...

Way to go Tom, take it easy and enjoy the off time. Thanks for constantly giving us more stuff to brag about. Can't wait to follow you next year, so be sure to get a Facebook or Twitter account. For every hour you spend on the bike you should spend equal to more time blogging and tweeting.