Tuesday, December 18, 2007

That's all folks...

Well the racing season has ended so of course it's time for reflection and goal setting. I have a lot in my head about this season so I'll probably keep this short and do the long rambling post later. If I'm counting right, I lined up for 4 road races (2 crashes/DNF's), 2 MTB races (1 broken hand/DNF), and 14 cross races (2 races @ -1 lap). That's probably about half of what I hoped for, but 9 weeks of no riding will do that to you. I definitely have a lot I've learned this season about racing and I know I don't know 1/100th of what there is to know. One benefit of racing less than planned is that I'm not really tired or burned out. I'll take some time off from riding, but really I'm going to keep going with other stuff while I set goals for next year. I'm likely to open with the Tufts Crit again, but it's too early to think about specific events. I've tossed around the idea of a team for 24 Hours of GG, but we'll see (anyone interested?). For now it's time to do some bike tear-downs, wheel truing, and probably e-baying (buying and selling).

I'd be a jerk if I didn't publicly admit that I owe my wife and kids huge for letting me escape for the hours of racing and training and for all the cheers from the boys. Even if I'm slow and fat, I can always go faster when they're screaming their heads off at me. Of course after watching the 10-12 year olds at Nationals I started thinking that the oldest is only 2 years off from being able to compete. How cool will it be to be able to return the cheers...

7 comments:

badbrad said...

Interested in GG...

I think that I am going to spend a bit more time in the woods this year...

Dmullen said...

boo woods, hooray road season!

CTodd said...

GG: Do it solo.

Wuss.

trackrich said...

Get back to me when you finish it solo... wuss :)

I've thought about it and after hearing stories from survivors, uh, I mean finishers, I don't think I've crossed into that level of crazy yet. 2 person team... maybe.

badbrad said...

Im willing to try anything if I have the money...

GG solo is expensive

CTodd said...

At least I made the effort to go it solo...

The first attempt was edifying. The 2nd time around, I'll be ready.

trackrich said...

I need to try it on a team first. I've run 50 miles so I know I'm almost stupid enough. I just need to survive the event once to figure out if I'm the right kind of stupid. In a sick way, I like events that are as much about simply finishing as talent...