We were unsure what the traffic would be like headed to the mountains on a Saturday because we definitely know what it’s like coming back.
Burn…. Rush hour all the way. I think we were moving at 7 mph. Damn all these outdoor enthusiasts! You know you’re in Colorado when it’s rush hour any time of year to get to and from the mountains. My Ipod was appropriately playing the right songs (it was on shuffle).
The only nice thing is that it started to rain. More like torrential downpour over Berthoud pass, complete with thunder and lightning. This would soon be a foreshadowing for the next day. However, the temp was nice and cool. 50 degrees cooler than just 1.5 hours before in Boulder.
We finally got to the venue, and although it was a bit cloudy, we were able to get out on the course without getting rained on for the pre-ride. Keep in mind that Sol Vista is the new venue for the Norba National Championships for the next 2 years.
I was able to ride easy on the pre-ride and my legs felt decent. I even got chills as to what that could mean.
We went to the sparse yet overly simple race “camping” (i.e. dirt parking lot with no drinking water, but at least there were porta-johns) and put out the Ergon vibe hardcore.
Race report to come in the next post. So you’re not in too much suspense, they shut the race down after 1-2 laps due to crazy lightning. It was a blessing in disguise because I had one of those days. You know. The kind where your legs feel like lead and you can barely get your HR up to your LT…