I took Friday as a rest day. To be honest I was pooped and my backside was grateful for the rest! Most days I gave myself a liberal schmear of DZNuts (TMI?) and that helped but it’s just not the same as not sitting on the bike!
So the re-planned plan was Blender before Lunch and Violator before dinner and that’s the way it went down. Blender came and went 1:43 mashing out road racing, sprints and Time Trialing to finish it (and you!) off…it turned into a game of cat and mouse on Twitter with Mike Cotty who was on our tails…with some healthy banter during the rest intervals! In case you are wondering it’s him you are riding beihind in the alps when you get a rest interval in many of the ‘fests care of footage from CycleFilm who also produced the Roads to Glory which I reviewed here.
For Violator it turned into a Date Night and we even got dressed up; my partner in crime (and life) TriBeccaTo was resplendent in her new Vanderkitten VIP kit and I in my ‘fest Team kit, se we settled in! 68 minutes and 64 sprints later we were done!
With hindsight the Tour is doable fun event, out the outset it seemed a bit crazy and with our “Brady bunch” household it took a bit of planning, with the exception of two rides TriBeccaTO rode side by side for the whole event which made the hours and miles tick by and made the loneliness of a garage and trainer much more tolerable! Talking of miles, here are the stats