Tough end to my race season with a DNF at the Matthieson race last weekend,I went way to hard for the first 2 miles that was out in the open prairie and suffered for it once I got in the woods.I was hoping the legs would come back but they said "you blew it" and once I got in my first lap I knew I wouldn't make it for another 2 laps.
getting ready to race with Midz,Kelsi,Steph and Zack looking on.
getting warmed up riding with Tony amd Stauby
racing down a hill right before the creek
Tony with a flat tire carrying his bike thru the rock section
Mike Staub making it up the monster climb for the last time.
Kelsi posing on the Vermillion river at Matthieson State Park.
The place will be part of the I-74 series next year, I can't wait to get back up here and redeme myself for the DNF.
I'm looking at next years season and I need to decide if I want to shoot for Trans Iowa #6. I need to make up my mind before Thanksgiving to make the roster.If I do that means I need to start training at the start of December and really get going in January on the trainer.
Mohican 100 is a must do race and the Wems series.I should be able to do the I-74 XC series and a 24 hr,I'll be hitting the road endurance races also.
I have taken about 4 weeks off from any real training or hard riding I guess thats why I had such a bad race last weekend so after this weekend I'm hitting the gym and get back to eating good.
By the way if you see a wallet on the highway up around Matthieson State Park it's mine ! THAT SUCKS !
See Ya !