Last Night I arrived home to a heartbreaking e-mail letter. The tour of Guadeloupe project, has been cancelled. The reason behind this cancellation is that certain mandatory logistical deadlines could not be met. Essentially the managers ran out of time to fill two more spots on the roster.
I feel lost. I have devoted so much focus and energy into this project and now, I don't know where to go with it. I have been training hard the last two weeks in preparation sometimes fueled only by the goal. Now without the big goal it is hard to be so dedicated. I need to find a "plan B" race calander for August, so my fitness does not go unused.
I want to take this time now to thank the individuals and organizations that pledged to fund my travel costs for the Tour of Gudeloupe. I was amazed and grateful to those that came forward offering to make this project possible. For offering financial support I would like to thank 1% for the planet, My trade Team Fresh Air Experience/Ottawa Bicycle CLub, The Saskatchewan based Western Cycle Development Team, the Saskatoon Racing Club Cycledelia, and of course The bank of Mom&Dad. I also want to thank my landlord who offered to cut my rent for the month as well as the mechanics at Fresh Air Experience who assured me that they could all balance out the scheduling for me to go away for 12 days.
Thank you to all my supporters. I was so amped to do this race, and it wasn`t going to happen without you. Unfortunately it is not happening now, and this is beyond my control. I am currently working on some contingency racing plans and I will update later on.
Training shall be based solely on feel,
while racing shall be guided by sensations and instinct.