USA Mountain Bike Pro Racer, Jeff Hall

Sunday, December 9, 2007

SALSA CYCLES, Jeff Hall @ St. Felician, Quebec Canada: World Cup #5 (6/30/07)

"DNF": it was bound to happen with all the travel.

Fly to Montreal, Rental car was screwed up, 3 hours to get out of Montreal. Drive 350 miles to the end of the road in northern Quebec in a pounding rainstorm, through Moose country. We saw 3 or 4 along the side of the road. Get to this little town about 3:00 AM. Sleep for 4 hours then drive 2 hours to the race site. Get there and they changed the schedule, Jeff can't ride the course till 4:00 in the afternoon. So we hang around 4 hours, cold and damp. Drive back to our hotel, then he races the next day. You can get the idea. Jeff raced about an hour, then pulled out, Just had nothing that day. Most of the Americans were way off the pace too. Six major races, one every week, that started in Germany back in May. It went Germany, Austria, Austria, Utah, Quebec and again in Quebec. That is the most grueling travel schedule we have ever raced. Jeff has 1 week off to recover and it was off to Vermont for the USA National Championship Race.

In the meantime, there wasn't any pictures this race. I pulled together a few European pics.

Planning out the next destination, in our hotel room in Austria.

Pictures above are from Austria, including a castle that was built in the 1200's, that they are reconstructing. The pictures below are from Luxemburg and Belgium.

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