So yesterday I commented that I was glad I went riding, regardless of the wind. I had a good time, enjoyed my ride – it wasn’t so bad. That would have been enough wind for me. Today – it was just as windy and ugly. It was wednesday – so it was track racing night. I packed up my gear and off I went. There was a high wind advisory in effect… lovely. Got to the track, warmed up and felt like maybe I had a bit of form. I was moving pretty well, good news.
First race was a squirrel fest. One dude in particular took it upon himself to run into everybody in the field at least once. Talk about a squirrel. I launched a gutzy (stupid) headwind attack up the home straight. I got spotted, got another big guy on my wheel and knew it wasn’t going down. I was done. OOPS!
Miss-n-out. I hate this race. It sucks. Well – I rode it 1/2 way smart and pulled a 3rd. I honestly thing it was 75% brain, 25% legs. I really didnt do well – but I kept being in the right place. I did some work, but just got it right. The final 3 – up sprint – I had nothing 🙁 good race.
Tempo – got a 5th which I was happy with. It was really hard – I did my best. The madison – I rode it. That’s all I will say. Walk away with a 3rd, 4th, 5th… I’m happy with that. Crappy weather, but good racing.