Sunday, December 03, 2006

MO State CX *

The * is for the MO State Race that no one from Missouri came too. Most of the Missouri racers were from KC & there weren't many of them. Don't get me wrong field sizes were normal for a CX race. Extraordinary if you consider the weather. St. Louis was mostly unrepresented mostly since a multi mile section of I-70 was closed, though if you ask me its was because St. Louis racers only race in St. Louis. Examples of no one being from Missouri there were 8 MO riders in the Masters Field & 2 in the 1-2 Race. The Masters only had 35-39, 40-45, & 1 55+. Sad for a state CX race.

I ended up 2nd in the 35 masters. I just didn't have it in my legs. I knew 2 weeks ago I'd peaked too soon. So lesson learned don't take a 2 week break from racing before your last race. The really crappy part was I got beat by guys I haven't lost too all season. They stepped it up when it counted, I just tried to stay upright(which I did).

I got up very early Sat Am to give myself plenty of drive time to make the 9 am start. The roads were actually pretty good once I got out of town. I was able to drive the speed limit the whole way except for one section of nasty fog.

I walked a lap of the course & slipped & fell twice which worried me about conditions. I lowered my tire pressure to 28-30 psi(Lower than I've ever ridden) & actually was able to ride stuff I couldn't walk.

Its now time for a break from the bike for a few weeks.


  1. Anonymous10:53 AM

    Way to stick it out and actually make to the race, which is more than a lot of Missourians did.
    Good job this season. You're the man getting out there chancing it with the collarbone.
    Any pics?
    More cowbell!

  2. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Nice job! And great dedication.

  3. as soon as I find some online I'll post them. I had some great snotsicles going so hopefully I'll find one of that.

    2nd is the first looser

  4. Amber4:50 PM

    Woo hoo time off from the bike!!!!!!!!
    We will see about that ;)

  5. Anonymous11:46 AM


    It's the worst! Getting back going is harder the older you get. Werd. Every time I go off for a couple of weeks I curse myself liberally and realize the fitness gains I have missed out on. Especially noticed while training with power because those numbers are right there.

    One night on Letterman, after the tour one year, Lance told dave he takes no more than three days off because of the aforementioned...without the poser reference.

  6. Just taking time out of the saddle. Going to do some running to keep fitness & fat off.