Saturday went well despite the rain, cold and mud. The conditions were not all that bad really, good clean thin mud is what I would call it. Had a blast in these conditions and felt great. Ended up 5th behind JP who rocked it and Josh took the win. Results
|After the race on Saturday.|
Sunday was different, the mud was thick, stuck to every part of the bike like clay.
|Photo Jason Watkins|
|Just before the start (Photo: Jason Watkins)|
It started with hitting a course pole on the first lap along with tangling up in course tape. By the time I got going again I was dead last. Then I enter the slick down hill section next to the BMX track and when down again. Made it to the pit for a new bike and began to just stink it up around every corner. At this point motivation level went from 10 to 0. Rather than putting my equipment through what would have been a "just finish" race with the likelihood of destroying a part or two I pulled out and called it a day. Results
So I'll try to shelve this race way back in the memory banks, re-group and focus on the final 6 weeks of the season that concludes with Nationals and Masters Worlds. I'll re-visit the top 3 goal at State again next year in Jefferson City.
Next up final Bubba CX race of the season
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