In my time here in Europe I am going to describe it as if each day were a stage in the Tour De France or some other major european stage race.
Monday morning, Vanessa drove me to the airport as Jeff Phillips and I embarked on our 5 hour flight to Toronto where we were joined by Coaches Craig Taylor and Greg Kealey along with fellow U23 athlete Andrew Yorke. After another 9 hours of flying and a quick stop in Munich we arrived in Budapest Hungary. We drove from there to Tiszaujvaros which is a quaint little industrial town. Short run upon our arrival to get the cobwebs out of our legs finished off our day. I am amazed of how many people ride bikes here. The streets are full of them. However, In contrast I would estimate 80% of them smoke. The people here are very friendly even with us clueless tourists.
Stage 1: (Wednesday)
Till next time,
Hope all is well and ciao for now,
(The European Competition Tour’s version of Phil Liggett )