Sunday, June 29, 2008:
Kenda Klassic @ Mt Snow mtn bike race
pro/ semi pro
steep stair stepping climbs on a ski mountain course with a technical decent
This one was tough for me . it is the kind of race that makes me wish I had trained more. I believe my worst result to date in this series( root 66) and I don’t have much for excuses. I’ve got a few but not enough to account for how poorly I did.
There were about 23 starters in my category, that I counted. . I was back and forth with John Rowe for most of the race. He was better than me @ climbing and I was better @ descending so we were bouncing back and forth through out the race. it was nice so have a buddy to keep the motivation up.
Michael Mooradian (not racing because of a road bike accident) was there offering encouragement and so were others, and it was all appreciated.
Going into the last lap, i hit a drainage ditch going mach 12 and flatted my rear wheel. It took less than 5 min to fix but it killed my motivation. Plus my riding buddy John Rowe left me in the dust.
I finished up the race, mind wondering about what possible excuse I could give in my blog for my piss poor performance. But nothing came to mind.
I think my strength to weigh ratio isn’t very good, because I always seem to do bad on climbing courses (ski mountains).
ive got a coupe of national races on the up coming scheduled. Windham NY and Mount Snow, again. both ski mtn races. based on my performance today I will be lucky if I don’t get lapped.
On a brighter side Andrew Freye (team mate). Dominated, winning the race by a lot!!!. Beat me by over 45 min, that’s the same time gap Adaim Craig had on me @ nationals last year. He is going to be turning heads @ nationals this year.
Rest of the results
about how fast i was going when i got my flat