|Ready to rock the new Bicycle Outfitters Kit!!|
While I did jump into a road race a few months back for kicks - it was more a "let's not be bored while everyone's out of town" distraction rather than a race. Tomorrow marks the start of my 2014 race season, better late than never, but for the past month I've been so stoked to have started working with Coach B again and have a purpose for my constant need to explore on two wheels. I've still got a ways to go to get back to race prime, but I'm feeling excited and ready to see what the tank holds tomorrow.
In perhaps a chapeau to how I stumbled into racing almost 7 (!) years ago now - I'm heading out to a mass-start 31-mile mountain bike race through the hills of Santa Rosa tomorrow - Annadel XC is the challenge, and I'm thankful to my friend Kyle for giving me the heads up on it. I don't know what to expect, other than some sweet single track, some rocky dusty climbs and a crazy start through downtown Santa Rosa. The rest is going to be a fantastic surprise and I can't wait.
While there is more to life than bike racing, bike racing is also a big part of my life and I cannot wait to get it back tomorrow. I love the anticipation, the nerves, the challenge, the sweat, seeing how all my hours on the bike have paid off and seeing what more I need to learn about California mountain bike racing. Tomorrow is my tabula rassa for mountain bike racing in California and I cannot wait. I've got a great support crew and owe munchkin a huge debt of gratitude and a pile of cookies for getting the Heartbreaker Stumpy in shape to rock tomorrow. I'm also so excited to be representing the Bicycle Outfitters WEST COAST Racing team tomorrow as Dave was fantastic to send me my spiffy new kit. Top spot or DFL tomorrow - I will be smiling since I'm back to my love, my roots with the support of fantastic friends.
Giddy up :-)