What a trip. Starting just after Thanksgiving it was on, in a big way. LAtoPDXtoSJCtoPDXtoBENDtoBOS. This included 4 CX races in which I destroyed a brand new tubular, crashed pretty hard, broke a saddle (all in different races), but generally had a great time. Being away from home for two weeks is never easy but this trip was easy as it could be. All along the way I was lucky enough to stay with great people and we dodged the terrible weather that seemed to follow us but never catch us. And now, a brief respite in the clutches of a northern New England winter before a January trip across the pond. Which by the looks of it could be as snowy and cold as what I’m used to anyway.