A few days before the event, I pre-rode to find out HOW brutal the course would be. The entire week leading up to the event, I felt like I was getting sick......maybe it was just stress........or COMPLETE lack of sleep, I wasn't sure.......probably a little of all 3. I came into the race feeling confident that I could pull this off. It was my home turf. First lap went okay. Came in from lap 1 in 3rd place. Second lap, didn't go so well.........I really felt like I was moving in reverse. It all kinda went downhill from there, I just didn't have it, it wasn't meant to be. At least the season pass went to my friend, and former Backbone racer, Chrissy Bono (now Earnhardt). Ultimately, I ended up in 7th (OUCH, what a way to ruin the record I had going this season!). Next up that is definitely on the calendar is 24 Hours of Idyllwild, which I can hardly wait for.....I LOVE this course! So let's hope for the best!
Friday, August 14, 2009
So I have completely managed to neglect the blog for the past month! Guess I have been to busy facebooking to notice. Of course, part of it has to do with the lack of racing this past month/month and a half. A few weeks ago marked my return to racing for the summer at the Kirkwood 9 to 5 endurance mtn. bike race. 8 hours on a completely brutal course! My hope for this race was to win (but when is that not our hope?????), but I REALLY wanted to win this one because all solo winners won a season pass to Kirkwood for the winter. My husband has deprived me of a season pass to Kirkwood for a few years now, with the claim that Heavenly is closer.....blah, blah, blah. This was my way to, well, get my way.