|Keep vest on as long as possible|
On Saturday I pulled a solid DFL, but I always have fun racing cross, and this time was no different. I don't have the fitness to "race" Nationals on Wednesday, but I'm going to anyway because I like racing at Valmont and I love racing at Nationals (of any kind).
|These snow-covered road sections were the sketchiest part of the course.|
|I probably could have ridden this but, but it felt faster to run.|
|The most pro I've looked all season?|
Since Jonathan Page decided to show up on Sunday, I decided that I should watch his first race in the US in a few months, so I stood around the Oskar Blues beer tent, drank tasty beers and watch the fast guys and gals. It was a cool preview of Nationals, and Driscoll was on fire. I'd also like to tip my hat to Page. Once he had lost contact with the Raliegh guys (Krughoff and Driscoll) after a few bobbles and crashes and had third place locked up from an ever-charging Justin Lindine, he chilled out and thanked the folks in the beer tent for coming out and cheering the last two laps. I don't think I've ever seen an top end elite racer do that; I'll definitely be cheering loudly for him next Sunday.
Racing in two races at Nationals on Wednesday: Non-Championship 10-29 (i.e. I'm going to get beat by a bunch of Juniors), and the SS open (i.e. I'm going to get beat by a bunch of pros). It should be good fun. The Race Predictor has me in 43rd and 93rd respectively, so my real race is against that.
|Gould rolling with a ton of daylight behind her.|
|Page all decked out in his American flag for at least another 6 days.|
|Driscoll with the W.|