Thursday, August 30, 2012

Attacking is fun

I'm talking about attacking during a bike race. Besides that i'm a pretty passive person so i cant speak to other types of attacking.

I attacked at the Tuesday night crit this week. It was the last one of the year, it was the last lap, i figured i should go out with a bang. Plus the pace on the last two laps seemed slow so it was much easier to attack. The attack didnt go anywhere but it was still fun. i was however disappointed with my poor showing on the 3rd corner on that last lap. Brian joined me and then took the lead going into that corner. I've always thought i was good at turning but that corner is my kryptonite because by the time i got thru it Brian had a gap on me.

Cest la vie.

Besidse, road is over for me (it's a major bummer that i cant go to Gateway cup, today i was dreaming about going to the downtown airport on Sat, Sun and Mon and doing a 40 minute interval to try and simulate race intensity. Last year i did all 4 days at Gateway and them Cross went great, so i feel like i need to do something like that again) so it's time to focuse on cross.

I'm very curious to see how these open cross races go. I exhibited nothing during the road season that tells me i'm ready for it but that was pretty much the same case last year and then cross went great. Of course last year i was in the 3/4 race and now i'm in the open. Still, i'm hoping to get lucky, find some fitness, and not get totally emberassed. Either way i'ts going to be a fun challenge. It's going to be a fun challenge. It's going to be a fun challenge.

That's my mantra.

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry, I'm sure there are going to be quite a few of us getting at least somewhat embarrassed in the open races this year!