Saturday, April 7, 2007

Race from Hell


Yeah, so I really sucked today. Big time. What's funny is that heading into the dirt on lap #1 I actually thought I would have a good race. After 1.25 miles of dirt I still thought things were going well. Unfortunately, the last half mile of dirt killed me. That was the section with no good line and lots of thick, soft gravel. The guys in front of me started sliding, somebody hit their brakes, and I had to slow down, then we all accelerated. The first time that happened I was able to stay in touch but after the second slow down & speed up my legs were shot and less than a minute after thinking all was well, I was gapped. So with 1 lap completed and 4 to go I was basically done. I kept riding - totally pissed - and worked with some other guys to pick off a few stragglers but any hope of a decent finish was gone. I didn't stick around to see the results posted (Note: this turned out to be a bad decision as I'm listed as DNF and told there's no way to change it at this point) so don't know my final placing, not that it really matters. Pretty lame way to start the season...

4 comments:

Utah Mnt biker said...

There's nothing like a fresh layer of fresh pea gravel to test your handling skills. It was hard to find a good line on that dirt section.

David said...

Good job at sticking with it and pushing on even though you had a rough time on the first lap!
DH

goat said...

Dude, it'll get better.

You know some races are going to suck, that's why you do lots of them.

goat said...

I'd say the race was worth it just for the sweet pic. Nice.