Secret projects with @evpetkau coming soon.
Coming out of a fairly successful road season you think you’re going to be okay on the track. Probably missing out on sprints against monsters like friend @jacobschwingboth but being able to hang in there. Hopefully post some good baselines in the timed events and keep working on it before nationals on October.
But then the reality of the track sets in. The high end you might be missing is super apparent. Even if its just a little you’re missing its super obvious when its not there. The complete lack of practice in timed events shows you have a lot to work on.
But that’s okay. That’s why you here. Finding your weaknesses just tells you where you to improve.
So today I won the Cypress Challenge. I felt good on the bike today and feel that I played my cards (though aggressively) well.
But let’s be real here. This was a fundraiser for pancreatic Cancer research and in the span of five minutes I watched the MC of the award ceremony goad an extra $28,000 out of six generous participants waiting in the mountain rain to hear that with their help the total was over $410,000 going to help research.
So while I feel good that I had a good race, and set a personal (and I think also the KOM) best up Cypress, I feel better knowing that I took part today.
The Cannondale with fenders on top of Cypress in the spring.
I’ll be climbing this mountain again tomorrow as part of a hill climb fundraiser put on by local club Glotman Simpson.
Its the last of two races on my road season’s calendar that I will get to ride my team bike before re-fendering this guy until next year.
I made a photo umbrella because mine are missing and I am shooting @drrofl ‘s wedding this weekend. Running the cameras through their paces to make sure everything is hunky.