4 November 2009 | Race Reports
After the Granogue/Wissahickon weekend, I spent a few more days at the farm before heading down to Louisville for the next two rounds of the USGP. Louisville is always a fun race, and the local cycling community is very enthusiastic. The Red Zone junior cycling team was out in force, and it was awesome to watch all those kids racing bikes. I have to say, I was a little disappointed that Superfan wasn’t there- I had been looking forward to a good heckling.
Katerina was super strong and totally dominated both days, while I rode around like “Li’l Brudder“- just scraping along. I didn’t feel that great in the races and my legs had no zip. Saturday I just time-trialed by myself to finish 2nd, and Sunday I rode hard but ended up getting out-sprinted by Amy and Alison.
After Louisville, it was back to Fort Collins just in time for a huge snowstorm that dumped over a foot of snow on us. I thought the snow would make the racing in Boulder pretty sloppy, but I was surprised at how dry the course had gotten by the time we raced.
For some reason, Dusty had a pair of leopard-print elbow-length gloves that were just hanging around the house, and I decided since it was Halloween, I would put together a quick costume. In any case, my costume was not nearly as impressive as Melissa Thomas’ — she had a very elaborate costume that involved cammo face paint, a dog collar, and some other stuff that I can’t remember.
The race was pretty uneventful — Katie was off the front and I rode around by myself for the whole race and finished second. (One guy did tell me he had photographic proof of me “ruling the sloppy off-camber ditch section,” but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of myself “ruling” anything, so I don’t really believe him.)
Anyway, Dusty didn’t feel like racing on Sunday, so I decided to stay in Fort Collins and go for a ride with him instead of racing. It was a beautiful day — sunny and warm, and I can’t say I missed racing. Temps are back up in the 60s for the next few days and I think the trails are dried out, so I am hoping to get in some fun MTB rides this week.