Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I don't suck all that bad. I realized that this weekend at Gloucester. I had to work all week, even saturday, so I was tired going into the race on sunday. Not a good thing when your racing against the likes of Ryan Trebon and Tim Johnson...sort of. Anyhow, I had a good start, for me at least, and then I started to fade...and fade...and fade. Before I knew it I was fighting tooth and nail for a top 30 finish. This is not something I am too pumped about. But...on the upside. A year ago at this time I was pumped to finish a UCI race on the lead lap, and I had to have a near perfect day to make it happen. Now, even when I feel bad, and pedal squares, I don't have to keep looking over my shoulder. So yes, it's true, Ryan Trebon is a better cross racer than I am, but not a whole lap better...even on my worst day.