Monday, June 18, 2012

adaptation

So we started the trip with 5 people in a 300sq foot trailer, 3 guys in a room the size of a bathroom basically( and had a great time) now we are in basically a palace of gigantic proportions in St Anne. Being a cyclist on the road i guess you just need to roll with it.

Had a great time in St Felicien, probably the best yet out of the three years. Usually I cant wait to make like a tree and leave. 

Race was an uphill battle from the start. Guess I was due to go down in a start crash, hasn't happened since eerrrrr ever.. Short story shorter, lined up on the left hand side to get onto the harder soil instead of loose gravel on the start climb. Started and quickly got squeezed over into the feedzone tents, heading for a tent pole option A: be a nice guy and scrifice myself and hit the pole/spectators B: Avoid pole but risk crashing myself and others out. Went for B, didnt work out and myself and a few others went down. Got up grabbed my bike...which turned out to be a garbage can, threw garbage can away(sorry for the spillage that the volunteers had to clean up:)  Picked up my Phaser, had to do some adjustments. But didnt quite get my bars straight after the start loop with my bars sideways, I opted to not race the entire race like that and stopped with the allen key twice to get it right. k that was long.

As you would guess I was in last out of the smallish field of 24, NBD, just put the head down and kept the power cranked to 11, Passing wasn't an issue, everyone was super cool, with please's and thanks, Lambo even dived off the course to let me by.

So when the lead trio of U-23 rode up to me, I payed it forward and almost got ridden into the bush by Dre Dre. Jumped onto the back of their train, which was insane, basically a road race on dirt, attacking sitting up, I had another lap to do so I just kind sat on the back #goodlivin

Finished up 9th, a little blood on my elbow and knee(Karma for making fun of Pete all those times)(Pete BTW had a sick race)

Team relay Sunday was like last year, AWESOME, we were able to field a nice team, Didnt have to bribe any juniors with skinsuits this year.

stoked so sitting down to a feast prepared by @halesmith and @a_leperance (yup lots of twitter talk on here)

Post race interview here, some KHS cross-promotion going on, thanks to Colt for coming up to St felicien again.


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