I am finally back on the internet! Thank you NewEgg for getting me back into the blog-o-sphere. To celebrate, I'll give you the mighty quick summary of the latest races.
May 5th was the Gluek Road Race. I rode W Cat 4, riding harder and better than ever before! I was with the lead pack for the first 24 miles, then got dropped on the last lap when the sky opened up, dumping cold, stinging rain on me as I watched the field ride away. The sick thing was that I was riding at 30 mph when they rode away! I chased them all the way to the finish, ending up 13th of 20. I learned so much about myself and how hard I could push, that it was all worth it.
Jay was positioned to finish top 3 in the Men's 35+ when the guy in 3rd blew a tire on the wet pavement, causing a messy bike pile. Jay Cyclocrossed it onto the shoulder to avoid the accident, but couldn't dodge a bike flying through the air, sending him over his handlebars, bouncing off his back, and launched into a corn field. ATTN: HENDERSON FAMILY - JAY IS DOING FINE - NO SERIOUS INJURIES!!! Actually, he couldn't have crashed better (is that an oxymoron?). The corn field had been freshly plowed, allowing him to land quite gingerly in a field of soft soil, and most likely manure. He was able to get back on his bike after a quick self-evaluation, dropping 20 places to 25th.
Jay finished 7th in both the Men's 35+ and Men's Overall times. Nice job, sweetheart!!! It would have been spotless, except for the post-race Taco Bell purge. Eewww...glad I missed that one. :) Timmer, of course, had the fire lit, taking 1st place yet AGAIN! Way to go!
John & Jacki havin fun
My hungry man
Tonite, we're driving up to Cable, WI for the Cable Classics MTB Race. This will be my first official Mountain bike race...I hope the pony is ready! Speaking of which - I should be packing!
In love with riding, and riding in love,