The short track was up on that hill. It was pretty fun today and the start was very chaotic. I’m still not rocking out in the short tracks, but I did wear my special socks and a smile. The high end will come, it’ll just take a little extra time since I took a nice, long off-season this past year. Boulder short track series starts in June and I’ll be ready! Our team totally kicked butt with 3 or 4 of our riders in the top 10. Go Sobe! 🙂
Ergon is our grips sponsor and this is me and Jeff. He’s a semi-pro XC racer and pro endurance racer. Now that’s tough! The grips are light weight and super ergonomic. They are the best grips I have ever used, andmy teammates and I all agree it helps our descending. They also make a backpack that DOESN’T move around when you ride your bike. I tried it on for size. It was awesome!
Of course we went the ocean, but it was too cold to go in. That’s the thing about going to races. Yes, you have to take it seriously but you also can’t forget to enjoy all the landscape and have a little fun!
Racing at low altitude is always an interesting experience. I tend to excel at mountainous, technical courses at high altitude. When I come down low, it feels like I blow up faster and don’t have the power I need to push it. Good thing I live in Colorado! Speaking of, although I love NorCal, I am looking forward to spending next week at home in Boulder.
I leave Saturday to hang out in the “Burque” for a few days and then Nina and I are heading down to Tour of the Gila.
Tomorrow- a 40 mile XC. I’m starting with one bottle of sports drink AND a bottle of water in my pocket so we don’t have an IV incident this weekend. I can’t wait!