11 June 2010 - 9:15Is Everyone Getting Slower?
I guess we’ll find out this weekend what is happening exactly. I’m hesitant to think that I’m getting faster, so it must be that everyone else is getting slower.
I chose to ride Pale Horsie at the Wednesday night race at Catamount. I ride in the 3 lap race. The course was the Hill Side, which is pretty climby, some tight singletrack switch backs, and a lot of wide open grassy sections. I have gotten the set up on the bike pretty much dialed in at this point, it’s feeling good, and boy do I love that XX group.
I had a pretty good race, good enough for 1st place in my age group, 3rd overall (behind 2 13 year olds). The next fastest person was 45 seconds behind me. That is a pretty big gap. I’m certainly not feeling as if I’m some sort of rocket, so it must be that everyone else is not trying hard enough.
Well, this Sunday, there is a race that a lot of my friends will be going to. You know, the serious ones. The ones that actually are fast, the ones that train, and lead healthier lifestyles than mine. It’s the Pinnacle race in Newport NH. It’s only about an hour and a half drive, and there is nothing else really going on.
I’m a little conflicted as to which bike I should race on. I’m leaning towards Horsie, because at the very least, it is a fun bike to ride. If I’m going to get my ass kicked, I may as well have fun. But then there is Mr Furley. That’s a fun bike too, and I’m certainly capable of having a good time on that bike as well. This may come down to a game time decision for me.
Come back Monday for my decision, which may even include a race report. Have a great weekend!