On lacking time to ride...
Very nice report, looking forward to the rest.
Like yourself I find it very difficult to schedule any serious time off for riding. We attempted to do a week in the Alps this fall with three riders but that fell by the wayside as schedule conflicts arose. Can't even get away for a weekend in West Virginia it seems. Our Alps trip was planned months in advance and still collapsed, I think from my perspective it would better to have everyone ready to go at a moments notice when the heavens align, we'll see. Sid