The frustration today is of a level that puts P3 to shame, having planned an entire pre-race week of training around a good FT3 outing, that is exactly what I am doing, "outing" myself from the ride. Can't make it, can't get out of the item that "pop" just showed up on the calendar, just can't do it...so I am out. Which is OK, as I will use this anger to grab the hoods and drive the bike faster come Sunday. That's right Cappy, CX is about driving! No rolling along with the hands draped over the hoods on Sunday! Quite to the contrary, when the whistle blows you are grabbing those hoods and driving around grassy corners, over barries, and through the woods, but it ain't to grandmas house we are going...can Cap'n return to the podium? Can RG recover from the long road season? Will the Venison wild card rear up and attack? Does the home CX course give THTH (ToHotToHandle) an advantage? WILL THERE BE ANY CHICKS IN THE RACE!?!?!
Sunday Oct 24, Sac CX race #2, Ione CA!!!!
Although the home CX course building party did not produce the turn out previously anticipated, I will say that the Big Oak venue has a lot to offer. Thanks to THTH for offering up some great PBR tasting and a fantastic walk of the estate after dinner! That course will tear your legs off if you are not careful. No literally, it will tear your legs off, I think I needed like four or five stitches due to attack brambles! Thanks again, the Barnes clan had a ton of fun!
Sundays have been pretty lacklust of late. Oh well, hopefully everyone's DTI is ready for a big showing on Sunday.
Trails should be approaching epic tonight. A good rainfall on Sun/Mon firmed up the dust that was coming back and added a good amount of moisture to the trails as they firm up for winter!
Until We Ride (Race)