Postponed from early July due to the monsoon, weather was the complete opposite for the rescheduled Perogy XC. Sunny and 31C. HOT
Course: Tight, windy, and some killer steep climbs. Good conditions, so nothing was super sketchy, maybe a loose corner or two, and some tight trees.
Technique: It was apparent that I did not have this course as dialed as I would hope. I would lose a huge chunk of time on the tight turns of the first part of the lap, then gain time on the steep climbs.
Engine: Pretty good today in the heat, drank well and didn't cramp. I was climbing well. I had to sit down after the race as the heat was just too much. Couldn't hang with the Blender when he blew by me on the steep climb on the final lap to take the final podium spot.
TSN Turning Point: Well, Blender riding by me on the hill on the last lap prevented me from getting a podium, but I lost too much time in the cornering sections and in the feed zone!
Anyways, work is over and I have a biking road trip planned with Bill, and I am super pumped for it. It all kicks off for me in Hinton this weekend with some awesome races. Long climbs + fun descents = FUN!
Which reminds me of an interesting discussion from Facebook. There are currently 35 people signed up for the Muck Yeah! Race on what looks to be an unreal course!
Yet there are organizers who can charge $100 more for arguably lesser courses and have their event sell out? $150 races don't bring kids into the sport. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GRASSROOTS RACE!