Reveille, but in Italian

"Right, off you go."

“Right, off you go.”

Field Marshal Turkish von Turkenstein (commander, 1st Feline Home Defense Regiment), rousted me out of a warm bed at dark-thirty this morning, thinking I needed to be earning my keep by following Milan-San Remo.

I explained that I no longer work for a racing magazine, but he simply yawned and replied: “It was time you got up anyway. Wake me when lunch is ready.”

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9 Responses to “Reveille, but in Italian”

  1. Larry Says:

    A beautiful day here in Sicily. Sleep in a bit, enjoy leisurely breakfast, then hop on the bikes for a couple of hours. Stop just outside the town and pick up sliced, fire-roasted pork for panini and a nice, thick “fiorentina” steak for Sunday. Get home in time to shower, pick up some beer and enjoy the panini before tuning in MSR around 2 PM. As they say here, “la vita e bella.”

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Lots of asphalt-surfing in the finale, hey? Sagan and Mr. Fab had to do some fancy dancing to keep the rubber side down.

      • larryatcycleitalia Says:

        Yes, not a stellar version of MSR unless you’re French. When they wait until the end to do much of anything and then start crashing and having mechanical issues, it’s kind of a dud. But all the top guys seem to be in great form so we can hope for better races at Flanders and Roubaix.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Just back from a Brown Canyon ranch run on the mountain bikes. Fresh salmon filets from the farmer’s market, along with mashed rutabagas, sometimes known as swedes in Europe, with spinach salad. If I may ask Larry, what kind and brand of beer? We like the Birra Meretti La Rossa.

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