Sorry guys, no racing for me this weekend. Having toiled over the thought for a good week or so, I have decided to keep my plans the way they are. I haven't raced since Lincoln Plating, and it really sucks, but this summer has been so busy that it hasn't really allowed me to get out as much as I have wanted to. Now that the season is winding down, and even with the major changes for the shop upcoming, hopefully my thoughts and feelings will go to next season.
Just because I'm not racing doesn't mean that I won't be on my bike. Dan Haskin and I, and anyone else that wants to come, are heading to Platte about 9ish on Sunday morning. When I was out there on Monday, I got a rude awakening about how out of shape I am, and that I have no MTB skills to speak of at the moment, but both will change very rapidly. This does not mean that I am dropping road for playing in the dirt, on the contrary, as I have said before they compliment each other very well, and will serve me next year.
I will make an assault next year and do all the road that I am allowed, and maybe a MTB race or two, and devote myself to completing my goals and conquering my fears, and trying to at least win 1 race.
I am deeply saddened that I will not be able to defend my 2nd place from the State RR last year, but duty calls. It's funny that I get to do what I love which is be around bikes, but even if you are around them all the time you don't get to ride as much as you like. I guess I'm just making a necessary sacrifice to keep being able to afford what I like to do, but also making other people see into the world and the beauty that is riding a bike.
GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND EVERYONE THAT PARTICIPATES IN OUR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. MAY YOU SPRINT FAST, CLIMB LIKE A GOAT, AND ABOVE ALL STAY SAFE!!!