It might be the dead-of-winter (well, almost the dead of winter) but all over the world professional cyclists are heading out to start training for 2009. While you and I might never join the ranks of pro cyclists (I certainly won’t, at least) it’s still fun to keep up on the activities of the pro peloton.
My favorite way recently has been to follow along with the Twitters of Lance Armstrong, who is showing a surprising amount of candor by posting things about his daily life and his training for his comeback season. Today’s most recent post read, for example:
Hanging at the house with Luke. Girls are at a bday party. We are hosting an event at the house for CGI Univ tonight.
But aside from hearing about how he keeps up with his kids, you can also read his Twitter feeds to find out things like how he’s evaluating his fitness for the Tour. He’s been posting pictures to Twitpic.com, like this one of him doing wattage training.
Follow Lance at his Twitter feed. (You can also follow on Twitter Dave Zabriskie (dzabriskie), Taylor Phinney (taylorphinny), Johan Bruneel (johanbruneel), College aka John Korioth (college6), and more. (Check out the following lists of each of these for more great people to follow.)
Another great site for the pro circuit is Two Wheel Stories, a collection of blogs from pro riders.
While I’m a bit jealous reading about their training camps in Australia, Italy and other exotic places, it does make me more excited about seeing next season’s races unfold.