But let me preface by saying that Chip, Colin and Linnea, along with the Ski Ward Crew deserve a ton of e-mails, thank yous, HUP-Cakes, beers, praise, less mean heckles for all the work they put into making the event happen. I helped a little bit on Tuesday with some course building and Wednesday night with course breakdown, also praise to the crossresults.com team, and B2C2 crew for helping with tearing things up, (get it?).
UPDATE: Yes, the HUP United Crew helped out with registration and other random tasks! Thanks to Scot for reminding me.
Right, so my race sucked. I did very bad. After the race I figured out why. You know that little voice in your head that says, "got to move up, got to move up, got to move up, pass this guy, pass that guy"? Well, that voice was nowhere to be found last night at the weasels, that voice was off on the beach back in Tel Aviv. This was probably the most pathetic race for me ever, as I was not hurting at all, I unsuccessfully tried to ride the stairs and this was a course that suited me perfectly, a long climb, some punchy stuff and lots of turns, but I was not going full gas at all. In fact I was getting passed and passing the same guys every lap because I was coasting through so much of the course and then catching them again on the major climb.
Highlights included: busting out some sweet DJ moves on my imaginary turn table going through the finishing straight, getting crashed by Yash Katsumi as he was heckling and got some other good heckling from the crowd. I finished on the lead lap, and safely crushed Bramhall and Dave Chiu who were both lapped.
After the race I heckled some people in the Pro Races, ran around, chatted people up and then when it was all over started with the course breakdown, packing up the stakes and what-not. Again thanks to those who stayed around to help out.
Wow, that was like the most boring race report ever. I totally need to thrown down at Providence this weekend.