Monday, October 18, 2010

Bubba #1 and #2



The first 2 bubba cross races in St Louis were this weekend, the first was a 10pm start on saturday and the second an afternoon on sunday. Right now it is monday at 8:20pm and I feel like I've been going non-stop since saturday.

What to say about the bike racing this weekend?

Overall, I felt really good and had a great time. I was definitely in the mix near the front for both races, but things didn't quite go as I would have hoped in the middle to end of each.

Saturday night, I was in a chase group going after an incredibly dominating performance by Schottler, who apparently was riding pain-free for the first time in forever. The course was flat and a bit roadie biased, so I was in the pain cave with what I still feel is limited fitness. However, with 3 to go, I started to wake-up a bit. There was a single section with multiple turns and I decided to attack there with 2 to go. To soon. Got caught, then bobbled. Got gapped, then finished 5th (I think).

Sunday had a big hill. I like hills. Plus, my legs felt great and I ended up in a good spot off the line. Things were going along quite nicely until half-way through the race when I must have hit a stick so my rear derailleur and hanger were forced to snap. Oh well. Butthead was fixin to dish-out a bunch of pain at that point, so I got a nice excuse to avoid said suffering. Hopefully next week.

3 comments:

Scott said...

Great riding and nice to talk to you this weekend, Dan. Hope to do it again soon.....

David Henderson said...

Nice (except for the mechanical) otherwise with that kind of hard riding, the fitness will return fairly quickly.

Magda said...

You look like a midget next to Jay...
Nice riding this weekend! Too bad I couldn't represent on the women's side.
Here's to a solid cross season!!