Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Paris-Nice with Leopard Trek: Part 2

"Hi, I'm, uh, Jarrett, the guy, uh, Ken sent!" I'm so nervous I can barely talk.

"Oh, hey..." says Kim.

"Should I just, uh, wait around or...what time are we leaving?"

"Yeah, we have about an hour."

I excuse myself from the awkward encounter and head over to check out the other teams. I put Henry's telephoto lens on and start shooting like a madman.

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Before long the riders start rolling by on their way to sign in.

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Before I know it an hour has gone by, so I head back to the Leopard Trek cars and find Kim. They're getting the car ready to go. I hit him up to see the bus, so he takes me inside.

I look to my left and there's a group of riders in the back getting ready. In a knee-jerk reaction I lift my camera to take a pic, and Kim tells me not to take any pics. In case it wasn't clear enough that that was a faux pas, I look the other way and Linus Gerdemann is sitting on the couch, scowling.

I apologize and Kim ushers me off the bus. We head over to the car. The mechanic is in the back with a stack of wheels, and the only place left is the front seat. I'm not worthy!!

I hop in the front, and we're ready to rock. We sit for a minute and then the team cars begin moving.





3 comments:

  1. Amazing Pics!!!!!!!!!!! Keep the story coming.

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