Friday, December 31, 2010
The end of the road...or...singletrack...
It's hard to believe another year has rolled by...it didn't feel like it!! As I look back, there were highs and lows, but for the most part I rode right down the middle.
DING!! Coffee is done!!! I planned on racing in the woods this year, which I did, but between Mutha Nature and my Truth breaking, the amount of racing was reduced GREATLY!! BAH!!!
The highlights...The Bone Bender 3/6 hour race is probably the race that stands out the most. That was the biggest field of racers I have ever lined up in, bar none!! There was 128 in my class, and 300ish overall. I pulled down a 10th in class and 12th overall. A great ride!!
The Swope CX was a great race for me for a few reasons...It was the first time I lined up in a masters race since learning masters races are generally the really fast guys using those races to warm up for their main event...That race is also put on by a bunch of old school MTB'ers from waaaaay back, who put emphasis on bike handling skills into their courses, which is good for me!!
I too am an old school MTB'er from waaaay back, and you KNOW I gots me some MAD NINJA bike handling skills!!!
Anyway...I pulled down a 4th in a race where I had no idea what place I was in, I just kept the hammer down, and was rewarded with a good result!!
So there you go...the top 2 races for me this year. As I write this I'm looking forward to 2011. I have again decided to focus on slugging it out in the woods, with 2 "A" races for 2011.
Hopefully I can hone my focus to a fine point this year to have the those elusive peaks come around at the right time. At this point I'm a little excited about 2011 and looking forward to the next few months...sort of...I have a game plan that I think will work, so bring on the dark times...January and February...
There you go...my take, albeit a short one, on 2010.