Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Providence Day 2 Race Report


I got really busy with LIFE and all of a sudden I forgot about my blog!

Really, I know, it's upsetting. I mean, I have kept twitter going pretty darn well, but my blog. This thing is my baby and I've neglected it like I was neglected as a child. And now it is awkward, confused and can't pick out pants that fit.

But that's ok I guess. The blog and I needed some time apart so I could get a job and not be stressed out all the time.

Oh, right, bike racing! I've done a bit.

Let's do this!

Providence day 2
I missed out on Providence Day 1 because it was Yom Kippur, which is kind of a big deal. Like a really big deal. Thus I spent the whole day with family, fasting, not moving. But, I ate a massive meal at the Break-The-Fast on Saturday night and thought that would be sufficient to rally for a decent ride on Sunday. But how I was wrong.

I showed up at the race venue early, tried to eat, but couldn't and it was also nine million degrees kelvin. I don't know if you have ever read my blog, but I don't do so well when it's hot. Regardless, I pre-rode, hung out and got sad because the course had 1 mile of pavement on a 2 mile course and, it was hot. Did I mention that it was hot? Because it was hot.

Oh, so then it was time to race bikes, and I lined up behind the guys with Verge Points, because at this time in the season my results from 2010 were carrying my crossresults.com points.

Then the race started and .... it was hot.

I almost died a couple of times in the middle of the scrum, but I also just couldn't "go." This proved to be a slight problem as I felt awful 90 seconds into a 45 minute race.

Then things went from bad to worse, because as you may recall it was hot.

I started to fade, and fade, and fade, and I soon found myself deep in the Scrub Zone. It was not a good place to be, Mike Zancanato was there, and while I like the guy, and he sure does make swell bicycles, but I don't really like racing for 90th with the guy.

But then Dave Chiu showed up! He was chasing me down, and it almost felt like we were racing for 35th! Then, Dave fell down and I never saw him again. Ugh lame.

After that I got passed by some dudes and rolled in for a pretty meager 99th place.

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