OUCH! That hurt! I have been sick for a few days and had been seriously thinking of not racing. But... With it been our raace, and I love the Eagle Island course and park I decided to give it a go. I had a great first lap. On the back side of the course I wasriding behind a guy that seemed to be slowing and the lead group started to pull ahead. I attacked and dug deep to catch the lead group as we entered back into the park. I heard my daughters yelling for me and I raised a hand to recognize I heard them.
What can I say? This is the best race of the year -- with the exception of being too warm for cross :)
Somebody went overboard with the whole 'wheel' thing. But on the other hand, if you're going to do something, why not go over the top? I personally thought it was fun to do something different and I liked being able to see people a minute ahead and behind you at various times.
This video is the fastcut variety, lots of angles, lots of fun. I am releasing it here before I make it public. This was the best SICX event so far!
Just so you don't all have to hold your breath very long in suspense -- I'm not the newest state champ. There, that's out of the way... :)
It was so great to have the state championship race in Boise and the crowd was awesome! Everytime I came by the start/finish I would get a big boost because the crowd was so loud. The course set up was by far the best course they have ever had at Sandy Point!!
Interesting course today -- no run up (no hills at that park) and no barriers. Lots of tall, wet grass and tight corners. I rode as hard as I could but 1.5 laps in I overlapped wheels and went down and lost the group. I spent the rest of the day pretty much on my own, but having fun.
Yesterday the weather looked perfect, but then all the snow melted and it was a pretty spectacular day. Much too nice for cross, but I won't complain. Sunny and not too cold!
Today was my first cross race at the Sicx Kuna race. I think I was the only one wearing the Reel kit in the cat 4 race. I finished 16th out of 24 and at the end some BYRDS kid sprinted past me. I figured I'd take him in the switchbacks because I can out maneuver, not realizing that it was the finish lap. Not too bad for a borrowed bike and the fact that my kids and I rode 17 miles to get to the race. It was fun. They found this gnarly mud puddle from the last rains and made us all ride through it. It was awesome to be all muddied up.
Sadly, I came off the bike a couple of times. Not my best race. BUT THE CAMERA WORK...!!!!