Wyandotte Lake Mointain bike race:
This was about a month ago.
It was hot. I parked an hour away by bike and pedaled to and from the race. Did crappy in my age bracket but had fun and didn't crash. Or at least I don't think I did (it was a while ago).
By the time I made it back to my car I was 4 hrs in and completely spent.
Topeka road race:
This was two weeks ago and terribly embarrassing. Meaning I got dropped after 18 minutes.
Yes you read that right. I showed up to a 52 mile road race and got dropped after 18 minutes. In my defense we were going single file when I got dropped. (Sarcasm).
After that I intended to only do half the race but missing my turn for that so I did 52 miles solo in windy conditions and I pushed hard the whole time. Partially because I didn't want my car pool buddies to have to wait too long to drive back to kc.
So it was a terrible result but a pretty great workout.
After getting dropped I took a few pics of the surrounding countryside.
(From now on I'm always racing with my phone in my pocket)
Tour of Lawrence day 1:
This was last weekend.
Showed up late and had minimal warmup. Got dropped after 20 minutes. Fun course.
I swear I've been training!
Tour of Lawrence day 2:
Finally a good race. I got caught behind a crash with about 5 to go but I think I was on my way to a pack finish. Or at least a finish where I hang on till one to go and then when everyone gets serious I sit up and later claim I could have hung on but didn't want to crash.
I guess we'll never know.
Truman cup is this weekend.
If you're reading this and thinking "this dude sucks, he gets dropped at everything"... You're right. But I honestly feel like I've done the work necessary to be decent for cx this season, which is the grand plan.
Time will tell.