We are training for a Butterfield &Robinson triathalon - lots of fabulous food, fantastic wines, and the best cycling you've ever had. You've heard of the Tin man trithalon, right? Bowling, poker and beer. This is soooooooo much better. Luxury hotels, Michelin starred restaurants and tiny gems of restaurants hidden in little towns. The best wines you've never heard of. And I can't tell you how many times I've picked up a travel magazine, looked at its latest discovery, and said "Oh that - we've already been there with B&R."
Most B&R trips are on tiny back roads, but we are doing the Tour de France trip, and we will be riding the race route before the pros get there. Good thing, they'd suck us up and spit us out. Oh, and we're not riding the whole day's route, just the last 30 to 50 miles. That's enough! We are not twenty something skinny spandex clad bike Gods, (as you can no doubt see). But we are looking forward to the craziness that is the tour, the finish in Paris, and of course the fabulous hotels and the amazing food and wine. And being spoiled rotten.
And yes that is a B&R wine I'm holding... as soon as I can find a corkscrew I am off to sit by the pool with my feet up and a glass of wine in my hand. That's training!