Bicycle

Jan. 15, 2018

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My day:

  • Take Deb to airport
  • Drive to mountain bike trail to find it closed
  • Get haircut
  • Nap
  • School work
  • Tennis

The highlight was the tennis, we won for the first time in a month. I even had a couple of aces on serve.

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Dec. 17, 2017

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North Carolina Cyclocross race #13 in Southern Pines. I always have a good day on the sandy course behind Sandhills Community College and today was no different. I got a call up, so I got to start on the front row and battled in the top 10 early. Each lap there was 5 spots I had to get off the bike, a couple of them just pure evil. I held on for 10th!

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After my race, I joined Clay, Kay and Jeff for a nearly 3 hour road ride…. when we got back, I played with panning before helping break down the course!

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Thanks to Clay for this picture of me racing and cheering me on!

Dec. 10, 2017

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Sunday’s race, same 8:30 start. All those muddy tracks from yesterday are now frozen. It was down to 19 degrees overnight (Glad I have good sleeping bags!) and I couldn’t even ride the course on my warmup. I even considered not racing….. for a second.

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Again I had an easy start (read I was not aggressive) and it took awhile to get around less technical riders, but making a new track just off the edge of the frozen ones worked, the up/down/up/down whoops were still not ride-able. But I finished a touch better today, up to 12th.

Click to Watch a GoPro Video of my Lap

Dec. 9, 2017

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Up early for the 8:30am start. I slept great in the Flippac, despite the cold and snow all night.

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Frame grab from the GoPro on my body from one of my many falls.

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Carry the bike.

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My race was just OK< it was fun, but since I have not been racing, I didn’t have an aggressive start and ended up behind folks who couldn’t ride stuff I could.

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I finally settled into my on the bike, off the bike, carry the bike, push the bike, repeat. There was so much snow and we were the first to race, I was pulled after only 1 lap or almost 30 minutes. Finished 17th.

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As the day went on, a race groove was formed and then became a mud track.

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The moment you regret making your racing kit white!

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Save the bike!

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I am not sure what was worse? Deep snow or mud….

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If you fall, at least make a snow angle a heckler yelled and she did it!

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