Got out on Saturday for a five hour ride in the sun and wind with some friends. It was so windy that at times it was like getting punched in the gut while going up hills. One time I nearly went over the bars because a strong gust caught my bike. These are the days that make you mentally and physically stronger.
This blog has been in a bit of hibernation after CX nationals but it looks as though that will change soon. "Why is that?" you may ask. Well, I started my hours at Ben's Cycles again and that can only mean one thing--the bike season is fast approaching.
I've done heard talk of the Gun Show already. People are getting amped up to ride it again. It begins in less than a month and I have a feeling that because of the mild Winter it is going to start out faster than ever. I better start getting some time on the bike if I want to stay with the group.
I've got races picked out and lined up for the year (except CX, since the schedule isn't out yet) and I will be doing a mix of races. I probably won't fit any WORS in this year but I will be doing a gravel race, a team 24 hour mtb race, some WEMs races (both solo and team), and all the CX I can fit into life. In the schedule this year is also my possible return to road racing and a trip across WI.
Until those races hit I'll be hitting Ray's up every week trying to fine tune my awesome. The trick is get awesome, but not too awesome. When you get too awesome you usually end up not being able to get anywhere near awesome for a while.