and then ended up taking 4 days completely off the bike! 4 days off the bike?!?!?! It was amazing! I even got a massage on Friday and by the time Saturday rolled around, it was as if I had been reincarnated...um, whose legs are these?
Saturday morning turned out to be a double awesome day since Tom was racing Graniteman Big Lake with Lisa, Jeff, Chad and Lisa B. The alarm went off at 5 am and I instantly felt nervous and then I remembered...wait I'm not racing, I'm spectating! yeh! My most important concern was soon whether or not there was a proper coffee shop in Big Lake.
It was super fun watching everyone get ready to race and I had fun chatting with Lisa and Chad and checking out Chad's hot new bike. Everyone had really great races and that always makes for such a fun event. Lisa had her fastest bike split ever and I was so happy to see her finally crush the 23 mph barrier...way to go girl, you have only scratched the surface of your potential.
Yep, thats right.... ORE TO SHORE IS NEXT WEEKEND!!!! I seriously think this is my favorite race of the year. I absolutely love Marquette, MI and I love big races even more! Each year Ore to Shore draws about 2000 racers and the morning mass start is super rad! I'm stoked as this year I'll get to have a preferred start which will hopefully allow me some more time to warm up and be less stressed about getting my bike in a good start spot. I am also psyched to see and race with some of our great new friends...I'm pretty sure Saturday night will be a riot. Oh and even better....Tom is actually racing too!!! This will be the first race we have done together in what feels like forever. Tom seems to think he is going to ride faster than me. Hmm, I suppose on pavement I might concede, but Tommy, this is a whole nother dirty world....it's on!
Stay tuned, we will both be racing on matching Foundry Broadaxes... may the best horse win.