My bro & I geared up to check out the course before our race. The steep hill climb was pretty rad, but I wish they would have had more barriers! What can I say, I learned something new and I really want to use it! ;O) This was the largest field I have been in for a long time, with 71 riders lined up at the start. I rode hard from the start, trying my best to get away from the rest of my field before we entered the twists and single track. I kept a good pace for the entire race, pushing myself just to the edge of my comfort level, ready to vomit at any time. Jay was super busy fixin' bikes in the pit, so I have to thank Skinny Ski for some rad shots!
I love shoulderin' that lil Primativo!I didn't let him get too far though, finishing just feet behind him. Heck, I'll lose to a Sophomore 12 year old any day, especially when it means I've improved as much as I have this Freshmen year. I finished my 40th race of the year in 4th (Women's C3/4)!! Forty freakin' races! Yowza doesn't come close to defining it. My bro did great too, and turned around and jumped in the B-race after some water and a pep talk. I think addiction runs in the family!
I lost a place behind Barb and tried to keep her in my sites - she rides a great pace and it's a nice focus point for me when I start to come unglued. I held off the kid for as long as I could, but he got passed me with just a couple laps to go.
Silver Cyclist did great left & right yesterday! Jay rocked a sweet race in the A's (12th), Margot finished hard in 4th in the W 1/2/3, Hard Dog took 3rd in the Elite race, Greg was an animal on the single speed (don't know what place), and Kyia won the women's Elite flying the Hwood Banner! Nice work everyone.
All n' all, it was a great 40th race. I'd been off the bike since the Porkchop CX (9/23) cuz I was feeling pretty run down.....go figure......after Sunday's B race, looks like it'll be another week off the bike....this time for being literally run down. My body hurts, vertebrae don't move back into place as easily as brake levers, 'nuff said. I might be movin' slow, but I'm still beamin' about my riding this weekend! 40 races, whoohoo!!
Thanks to all the 612'ers cheering me on at the corner, my bro for givin' me props mid-race, and especially to the one and only Jay, without who's coaching I'd never be where I am today. Thanks babe, for all the tips, handups, and hugs - I couldn't do it without you. I love you!
I may be limpin', but I'm still CX'in,