The weather is about to cool off. The air will be crisp and moist. The leaves will flash their grand finale before falling to the ground and giving us something crunchy to ride on. Maybe it's time I come out of this summer hibernation and start writing some thoughts down.
I've done two pre-season races so far, just to get a little feeling going:
Krugers is pretty cool when it's not a huge bog of corn husk fortified mud stucco. It started raining during my race, the hard ground got a nice slick layer of snot on it, and I slipped out on a turn. I received minor raspberries and one snapped derailleur hanger. Game over. Even on the dry days, we loose derailleur hangers at Krugers.
I've always wanted to try this race. It's at Vancouver lake, and has some sand in it. It was fun, but I was in no condition to race. I was even slower than normal. But it was a fun, long course and nice to get out there.
I have some work to do. Chainlines to dial in. G-springs to replace. Cleats to position properly. And I also can't forget kids to hug and bills to pay. I'll try to have some fun this Fall.