No matter where you go they are there. The men and women I am talking about are sometimes given away by their shaved legs on an otherwise hairy body (I know, I am a bit obsessed with this shaving thing). Sometimes it is more obvious when they cruise around town in their pro outfit on a brand new bike.
Today I met some cycling muppets here in
One of the shaved legged boys told me he just had surgery and has not been able to start training yet. When I commented that he still keeps his legs shaved he answered: “Of course, I always shave them, it makes me feel like I am in shape”. Need I say more?
It turns out that there is a road biking club here in
And apparently they are pretty good. One of the guys I met today, Rick, told me that a couple of weeks ago they had a race over 120 kilometers and the average speed was 42.7 km/h. Quite impressive I must say.
So there is no question about it now. Next time I come down (October/November) I will bring my own bike and test my capacity with the tough Zambian boys. I might not compete in the A class, it seems a bit too tough, but for sure I will try the B class where pace is a bit more moderate. Or what the heck, if summer training proves successful enough perhaps I should go with the A-team after all.
Now I have training buddies for the remainder of my stay. We will go cycling tomorrow, Tuesday and Thursday. And I was worried before that I would come back from