Today…we celebrate our Independence Day! This beautiful day in July is a day to remember for Americans as we remember the past and give thanks for the nation in which we live. For many, this day is filled with time with family, cookouts, Nascar racing, running events or watching the 1st stage of the tour.

Normally, I would spend this day out on the bike, but due to shoulder injuries…I am benched for the weekend. I am going to use this downtime to spend some time with my wife and crazy dogs as we enjoy this fantastic, sunny July afternoon. So whether you are spending the day at the pool, sitting in front of the tube white knuckling it in watching your favorite bit of sports action or widening that waist line eating your favorite form of red meat…have a great 4th of July.