Looking back, I have not posted anything since March. I have a pretty good reason for that but I will not go into details. I will start to catch up today.
First, I took Will with me to Missouri to visit some family friends and celebrate a 70th birthday. That put me into April where school took over as well as training for the Ultra Endurance Series and the 18 hours of Fruita.
All of that went well. We finished school, TCAP scores went up for third grade so I think we are doing something right. I had a decent race in Pueblo but I didn’t really ride hard. It was shorter then I am use to riding and I stopped at the pit areas. Looking back, I should not have stopped! Finished 6th, I don’t really remember. I do remember that I started late , a minute, had a major tire issue ( I heart Stans), stopped at ALL 4 aid stations and talked to people, and only finished 20 minutes off the winner (he didn't stop). STUPID!!! No more STOPPING!
The 18 hour race was great. Our team had 3 newbies to 18/24 hour racing. We finished 4th which I have to say is pretty good. We had a few problems with lights and mental strength but we finished and I am ready to do it again. I am thinking I may do it solo next year on a geared bike.
The other endurance race was moved, which sucked because I had it as an A race and I was ready to kill it. A huge rain storm came through and stopped us from racing the night before and the day of. So, between that and the new date of the race, last Sunday. I went to Utah and rode Gooseberry Mesa and the surrounding area and hit thunder Mountain on the way back. Killer rides but if you ride a single speed be prepared to have the right gear!
I took a good fall on the slick rock which knocked me out of last Sunday’s race as well as just riding my bike. LAME!! Preloaded my fork on a really tight uphill corner, the fork shot back on me and sent into Punji sticks and then down onto the slick rock. And this is one reason I have always ridden ridged on my SS. I rode the rest of the rides locked out! Put a stick into my hip. (No pics, you would not want to see it!) That really slowed me down, but it didn’t stop me until I got home and had a rest day. That’s when it hit me, my hip flexors ,and my spine.
Today I went to the doc, got a massage and I was told to take it easy. So I am staying put, cleaning the house, hanging with the kids and looking, and only looking, at my yard projects.
This weekend hold a fishing contest with Will and getting yard work projects wrapped up and getting ready to heading to MN next Saturday. I am bringing both bikes and can’t wait to ride hours of tight single track.
Pics are not organized, but they do relate. See if you can figure them out.