Friday, June 18, 2010

*REPORT FROM THE ROAD: 6-18-2010 1:25 PM EDT*

Rob is on the road to Athens, OH. The guys tell me that these are some rolling hills which, when Rob is out for an easy 200 miler in Connecticut, he would attack at 18-20 mph. Obviously, he is dosing things out to ensure some gas in the tank for West Virginny.

Right now, Mike Perron says that the sun is pretty warm (~85) and that can both tap strength and make Rob sleepy, so they are keeping a close eye on him. On the other hand, Mike says that every time Rob hits one of the uphills, he "attacks" it.

This is how it is going to be through the weekend. I still think a Sunday morning finish is in the cards. The specific time depends on how much "attacking" Rob decides to do between now and then.

I will be heading down to Annapolis for the finish and plan to head out onto the course to see Rob tomorrow night and on into the finish. As a result, there may be some gaps between posts to this blog, as blogging and driving do not mix (or so my wife tells me.)

Also - there have been some more course changes from race HQ in Ohio and into West Virginia, so if it looks like Rob is off the grid, fear not. All is good.

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