the off-season report: volume 1

Hello, it’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m Joe Laverick, a 20-year-old, English, kinda-pro cyclist, racing for Hagens Berman Axeon and living in Girona. I also dabble with a touch of freelance writing to help pay the bills, hence why I’m here. As I write this, it’s 18:57 and I’m in the back of a taxi on Barcelona ring road. The destination is Girona, my adopted mainland European home since the start of this year. I was supposed to start, and finish this piece on the plane, but I opened my book at the start of the flight and didn’t put it down until we landed. Best laid plans and all that.

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