Saturday, 26 May 2012
Funny how these things go. You have a few okay days at the track and all of a sudden there's a lot more purpose. A race that I wouldnt have minded going to tomorrow became a logistical problem so next week at Fair Hill will be the next big one. Ride Sally Ride the day before. That will be an interesting one for me. With almost no exceptions (one Turkey Day on the old course being the only one I remember) I've sucked at egg shaped courses. Now, thanks to a few things, the question 'why bother' has turned into the statement 'let's see what we can do here'. That answer may be a result or it more likely would be a result for a team mate. One of my favorite races still is a Cat 4 race in which I made a huge difference in helping a team mate get a win, so something like that would be cool. And then win Fair Hill Sunday. Racing Expert after next week will be a big change. Longer, faster. Sport races this year have allowed me the chance to think while racing and construct and execute strategies rather than just pedal fast and hold on. I think I'll definitely spend some time back in pedal fast and hold on mode in expert, but the thought is to get to the front before too long. It's 40+, right? Sometimes/often you race against ridiculous speed guys but there isn't THAT much depth. A lot of the guys are just plain very good bike riders, with whom I should be able to ride once I adjust and improve a bit more. The funniest thing will be Wakefield Wednesday races. That start is absolute Kryptonite for me. Holy crap do I suck at it. Enjoy the weekend.