Since I've been in the blogging mode lately now is a good time to recap last years cx season.
I did 10 races but only blogged about the first two, Buffalo Bill and the first day of Raytown BMX. About the first day of Raytown BMX I wrote something like 'felt stronger as the race went on so looking forward to tomorrow's race'.
Well then I got sick and missed a few races and long story short I downgraded from a 2 to a 3 for the last three races.
It was a good decision.
Before the downgrade I was constantly getting crushed to varying degrees. If it was a turney course I was getting crushed less, if it was a power course I was getting crushed more. Colavita and Boulevard cup were tourney and fun. Shawnee Mission Park and Capital Cup were about power and therefore less fun.
360 cup was my first cat 3 race, since maybe 2012, and it was awesome. Think I finished in the middle. Field was around 30. Cliff drive was next and it was a disaster. I rallied for the fast and furthest but after that I was thru. I had intended to race all the local races but I was getting slower all season so it was time to quit.
(At least the Royals won the World Series!)
Before the season began I was pulling the trailer a lot but once it got darker and colder I stopped. Tried to transition to trainer but it wasn't consistent. So it was a slow decline in fitness all season long.
All in all it was a good learning experience. "How to race and have fun when you have a kid and very little talent."
I'm still trying to figure it out and now I've got one year of experience under my belt.
Hope springs eternal here in the blog world.
Below are some pics from last cx season.