I showed up in Hurricane in a rental van since the 88 Saab with 234k miles can't make it down there. I had plenty of room in the van for a bike, camping gear and food for the weekend. Friday I pre rode the course and was pretty happy with how my legs were feeling and enjoyed the dirt and sunshine.
On Saturday it was a late start (12:30pm) and had plenty of time to eat, warmup and get dialed since I camped at the race venue.
Now its time to race... well at least I was able to race for the first 10minutes and then it was solo race for me once I was dropped by the other 3 ladies. I felt better on my bike racing in hot temps then the previous race in Saint George in March.
I am getting faster... I'm riding way earlier then ever... and shoot I'm having fun racing my bike and trying to go fast. I experienced goosepimples during the race but kept the hydration of GU brew and GU energy gels going throughout the race. I also raced on a broken saddle that I am still having troubles today walking.
These x-country races are good for me because I suck at short distances. I love the endurance races but these races will make me faster later in the season... right?
All in all I just love to be out meeting people with my common interest of racing and riding dirt. Maybe I'll find my competitive edge this year... but for now I'll be happy with last place (again).
I ended up heading to Saint George Saturday evening and riding some great trails and living up the sun and dirt.
On Sunday I arrived back home with more snow and snow forecasted for the rest of the week. Well that just stinks. I'm hopefully going to have 3 days off next week so I can head to the desert again.