Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sorry for the lack of posting for the last bit. Been taking some rest time before cranking the season back up to come in strong for the remainder again. Its time to get rolling aggressive and improve on the early part's mistakes. As for the OBC GP, I'm not going to say much but basically I missed my start. First time ever I've done that. I think I was just not fully paying attention probably as it was a local race I thought I knew and was overly comfortable with. I got myself over with plenty of time to the "start/finish" banner and rolled around in little circles around there chatting with other riders and generally getting my mental prep on. After a bit, I started to wonder why the race wasn't starting. Finally someone yelled at me that the race was starting... about a 1km up the road. I sprinted up through groups only to find that my group was long gone and the Juniors were about to start. I got into gear and took off up the road. Chased and chased eventually bringing the gap from about 5 minutes down to 2 minutes before coming back towards Fortune again and being caught by the Junior pack just before. Mentally toast and not super happy to be rolling in this pack I pulled the plug a little later. Nothing else to be done, I took the rest of the weekend as planned as some recovery time away from the bike. That part was pretty good. Nothing like some mid season down time to recharge. Today will be back on the bike as I head back to Montreal for a good old Lachine. Not ideal rest time, but I am a little pumped to race and to make some legs hurt again.
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