Taco Tuesday and Four Saints Cherry Sour.
Early voting, why haven’t I done this before?
1.5 hours recovery ride
NCCX #6 Boonetown Throw Down
The course was very wet. in fact in spots I was a cartoon character, turning teh cranks over, wheel spinning, but not moving forward at all. On one hill climb, I was pedalling and going backwards.
5th second place this season, but today I was disappointed, the guy that has won every race was “cat-ed” up and no one in field has beat me this year… I got a horrible start, missed my pedal and fell to about 7th off the line. I sprinted my way and by the first time over the barriers I had a lead of about 10 yards, but as soon as we hit the real slop, a guy on a mountain bike was on my tail. We traded the lead over the first lap until I crashed on a railroad tie, and he rode away… I never caught him! I was first on a cyclocross bike!
NCCX #4 at Lenior. My race was like ground hog day, first rode away, I finished second.
American Adventurist Appalachian Rendezvous
I was checking the students out on the new Nikon SU-800 Commanders and couldn’t find a good video, so we did a live demo instead.
I have a shoe brand preference. I went to run at lunch and opened the back of the truck – running is blue, tennis is white and work is grey, all Asics.
Hunter’s Moon after tennis
Riding with cows. Recovery ride, all small ring.
Race #3 of NCCX – as you can see second again.
Race report: This week was in Davidson, another new course for me (I skipped last year) and another interesting start. I got the call up and moved way left of the previous winner to avoid being chopped again. I didn’t get a great start and missed my pedal, so my sprint was me catching up, as we closed in on the first right turn, a guy to the left of me kept squeezing over, I gave a little elbow to make sure he knew I was there, then he leaned into me, so I had to lean back…. That pissed him off and he started yelling at me. WTF! This guy is no where near the podium, why so aggressive? Anyway, I got around him and settled into second place…. halfway through the lap I see a rider miss a turn and it’s the leader… I bury myself to build a gap (why I don’t know, since he is WAY faster than me) and come to the end of lap 1 in the lead… but he passes me and third place is on my heels… my mind starts negative thoughts “maybe I can finish third this week” – wait forget that and I hammer the next flat and build a gap over third… the rest of lap 2 and 3 I continue to build my gap over third while passing riders in the field in front of me. In fact, I would have finished 4th or 5th in the field that started 1 minute in front of ours.
Again a great day racing bikes!
Finished the day at D9 Brewing – sampling flights of sour beers!