remember when I used to post pictures...that was cool. no what else was cool? when i used to be or at least feel like I was reasonably quick on a bike. yesterday's race at snowbird was not as bad as solitude, but i just felt slow. i struggled holding my line on some of the climbs. i kept veering into the banks slowing me down or causing me to stop. this happened at a crucial point in the race and I lost a considerable amount of time that I never gained back. not to mention there is a descent at snowbird that I am pretty sure i continuously lost time on. it is a loose, soft gravel road. I am not good at those at all. it was a bit frustrating. results are here.
next week is the jackson's whole race. this course also has a loose gravel road, but it is on a climb. i have made it before, but not in a race just during a pre-lap. the first year i raced in jackson, i was on the course and it was my third lap when I came across a tree in the trail. the first two laps there wasn't a tree to cross. I figured that I somehow made a wrong turn so i doubled back. i was still on the course though. an aspen had fallen during the race. i thought it was crazy. i will be looking out for changes in the course during the race this year. i think i am looking forward to this race.