picture stolen from roberts flickr.
Last weekend was the Reagan park TT. 120 or so riders came out. By the time i first hit the singletrack i thought it was going to be a bad race. I passed 2 or so on the old reagan side. I got stuck behind one rider as well for way too long. Asking to get by didnt really work, and when i was told to go by, this rider moves over and i almost biff. I won't mention who it was, but I heard after the race that I wasn't the only one who had to deal with that issue. Coming up out of the one trail I put the hammer down to pass 2 riders on the hill leading up to st.route 3. Right before the gravel path leading to the huffman trail, my tires slide out. The ground is soaked. Why?.... I don't know. But I get up and continue on my merry way to pass another 1 or 2 people, ended up 3rd in my group(sport 19-29). Won a michelin tire, and had plenty of monster energy drink.
This weekend was the Stark Velo Cyclocross race. Weather.com's radar showed no rain in the canton area, so I left my rain jacket at home. Bad idea. It poured, and it poured, and it poured some more. The B race was even cancelled due to a few thunder clashes and some lightning. Luckily, it had calmed before our race. Line up in the 2nd row, as I learned last week, I'm not 1st row material. That start was FAST! The course was fun, and was made of 99.4% grass. A few technical sections, which I think I did fairly well on. The 'pain' hill, I actually passed some people on this section as well. Ended up 16th, but I think I raced pretty decent. Hope to be up near the top soon.
Kind of bummed I have to work next weekend, and miss out on Kevin's cross race. On the bright side, that will give me a few more hours to pay off my bike.