“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius

Friday, 10 June 2011

Welcome to my new blog although its not yet fully up and going

until 30/06/2011 log into
http://lizrandallscyclingtravels.blogspot.com/   which is where I'll be posting until then

This blog is about
  • my cycling training and racing in Europe both during July and August and then again on the track in October (hopefully).
  • learning the language and culture of La Bella Italia
I have 4 weeks in Italy where I'll  be concentrating on training and  Italian language lessons in the rural city of Urbania which is situated in the Apennines east of Florence.  In this small town there are 2 language schools..the original one and a breakaway...which is the one I'm going to.

I then have 2 weeks in UK where I'll race 1 or 2 time trials then I drive over to Deutschlandsberg in southern Austria where I'll race a sprint, a road race and a time trial before going up to St Johan in tyrol where I'll race a time trial and a road race.

Back home again I'll switch into track mode training for the World Masters in Manchester and will (hopefully) be showing off my new found fluency in Italian, if I haven't managed to forget it during the intervening time.  Memo to self..search out Italian cyclists during your time in Austria!

World Masters Track Champs.  I'll race the TT, scratch and pursuit races,although I'm not sure of the point of me going there since I'll have to race young chicks, there being not enough old ladies to make a class (needs 6 to be valid).  After the racing my sister and I plan to go to Italy for 2 weeks in a Italian language school..maybe Rome or Florence this time round.

Back home in time for summer weather and hopefully some work to fill up the coffers to pay for next years escapades!

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