|Photo Credit: Matthew Pastick|
1 – Have Fun! 2 – Regain my top end fitness prior to Fat Bike Season. With a focus on those two goals I’m having one my most successful race seasons yet! I’ve picked only those races that appeal to me and I’ve decided to keep it local and lighthearted. I’ve ditched the “pit" bike and spare wheels and I’ve really not stressed about anything. I merely show up and ride as fast as I can. That's pretty damn simple. So far this season has been filled with broken bikes, yard sales, a couple podiums...
deep efforts, nasty bruises, Fulton beer, tons of smiles and a bunch of Matthew Pastick
blooper photos that prove I really need to work on my barrier skills!! Folks...this is NOT how it's supposed to be done!
|Jen Nowlin, Yours Truly, Nicole Mertz, Carrie Sansome, Corey Coogan-Cisek|
Photo Credit: Ann Frank-Shantz
Long story short, I’m in a good place right now. I’ve been inspired by the chance to race against some of Minnesota’s fastest ladies again. Seriously these gals just keep getting faster and faster….and keeping up with them is taking me to some really dark places!! I’m literally finishing races falling over my bike unable to stand up and contemplating “how on earth could I possibly put myself through that torture again?” Only to repeat the process a week later :)
|An excruciatingly painful battle for 3rd with Corey at Baker Orchard|
Photo Credit: Matthew Pastick
Next up is Green Acres CX and I’m actually planning to race both Sat-Sun events because it’s the best CX race ever!
|Ride Bikes, Have Fun, Stay Awesome|
Photo Credit: Jeff Frane