Fat Possum freakiness; the Keith Bontrager diary

Dear Diary... Sorry I've been silent for so long diary. Work's been very demanding all winter and...

Dear Diary...

Sorry I've been silent for so long diary. Work's been very demanding all winter and spring - I've been travelling a lot.

I do try to stay fit in these situations so that I will be able to get into racing shape a little quicker, though the approach is pretty different from all of the training camp stories the other pros put up. I managed to walk around the Shinjuku area of Tokyo for six hours in the rain, getting lost, eating yakitori, and checking out bike shops. I did the same sort of thing in Bangkok. Call it improvised base miles. Both are amazing places, and the street food rules - it's the best I can do under the circumstances.

I've also been under the knife, or laser I guess. I had Lazik surgery on my eyes a month and a half ago. Seeing where I am going is very likely to be a good thing for my eroding descending skills, and it's nice to be able to see in everyday situations too. It's a pretty amazing process, painless, quick, and accurate. I read a magazine the next morning without glasses and went running two days afterwards. My vision has been good ever since too. I am stoked.

It has been interesting work and the travel is almost always good. I've seen some new places and things, including a short visit to Tokyo and Nagoya, and a visit to the LTT tyre factory in Thailand. I have some pictures of them making tyres and I thought I'd put some up here a little later. It's pretty cool to see how they are made.

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