Well ....I don't really know what to say. I was pre-riding (yeah, that's right, I ate shit and wasn't even racing) the course yesterday ....hit something of a glorified water bar with a bit too much speed ...went down pretty hard ...which resulted in a 3rd degree shoulder separation, some butt road rash, and something that looks like a chainring mark on my back ...so, no racing for me today ... (photo: I see dead birds)
What is it about Mt. Snow?! It is my most favorite race of the entire year. I absolutely love the descent (and even kinda like the climb) and somehow, every year, something crazy happens. The first year I blew a hole in my knee on the last lap ...finished the race and went home with a knee full of stitches. The second year my skewer kept wiggling open which afforded me a good 30 min. of riding before I had to stop and re-secure my front wheel. Last year I was completely exhausted and fatigued after taking care of a friend of mine who had been hit by a car the week before ....and then I got this psycho stomach parasite from the hose water which made for a long lonely ride home (I know all the rest stops between VT and DC fairly well now). (photo: got to watch a bit of the tour while waiting)
And now this year ....didn't quite make it to the starting line. It didn't even happen in a technical section ....completely caught me off guard. Hmmmmm ....well, there's always next year. Live and learn. Next time I'll be a bit more conservative on the water bars.
Gotta keep things in perspective; at least I dont' have West Nile virus!
Many thanks to Randall for giving me a ride into Bennington!!!! Turns out we're both virgos! What a small world.