Rode my bicycle down to the local trails on Saturday for a mtb race. Its always better when you can ride to a race rather than drive. After the cruise to the trails I did a little preriding of the trrack. Trails were sticky from the rains but not muddy. Not nearly as fast as they were on Friday night though, which was probably a good thing because they were scary fast.
Took to the front and pulled the group along on the levy and through the grassy section before we finally hit the singletrack. Pushed the pace through the first little section and looked back to see a nice gap already forming. Put my head down and motored along. Crashed nicely on a very wet bridge and got some nice road rash.
Rode the next two laps at a solid pace which seemed to be holding the Ethos Train at the same time split of about a minute. Had many issues with traffic and lapped riders. Apparently I crashed one fellow at some point, he was pretty fired up after the race. I just typed out a whole rant about my views on passing, but Its not worth getting in to. To each their own.
Special thanks to Ann, the nice lady who did thank me after the race for passing her so nicely. It was appreciated. As was her perfect form of moving to the side of the trail without slowing to let me by.
Steinmetz might be semiretired, but Ethos still has a duo to tag team me with. Working together?Drafting? This aint road racing, bring it on.
Posted by AaronE. at 1:29 PM