|UVM Cycling CX Squad storms Saratoga Springs with 1st, 3rd and 5th|
in the Men's B/Category 3/4 Race
|There are no breaks in CX. Always|
moving, never resting.
For the rest of the race I felt like I was grinding uphill. With switchbacks and hairpins to control the pace, the pack strung out from the first lap. Any effort to chase towards the front was futile and wasted. From the small stairs and the run up, we descended and eventually took a long sweeping turn before the gentle ride before the long sandpit. Luckily, the sandpit packed down throughout the race, making it very manageable. Just like ski racing, looking ahead, ignoring the ruts and keeping the pressure forward allowed me to tank through the sand at a high speed.
|Mud, mud, mud, mud, mud.|
Finishing 42nd, I know I have a ways to progress. Finding the time to ride this time of year has been tricky for me. With school and work I am pressed to ride at night with the brightest headlamps I can dig up. It's a huge motivation to see teammates do well. This weekend, in the same race, we placed 3 riders in the top 5, taking 1st, 3rd and 5th.