Once again my brother from another mother, Jonathan Wood, set the stage for a badass training vacation. He had rented a house in C'an Picafort, Mallorca, for a month of hard training. The island has long been a training camp location for UCI pro teams. After learning that Sky, Radioshack Nissan Trek, and Katusha were there, I quickly bought a plane ticket and packed up my bike. It turned out to be the best riding I have ever done. The mountains are incredible. I saw none other than World Road Champion Mark Cavendish out on the roads, among other superstars. Fan-f*cking-tastic vacation.