|Working the field from the back... it'll go better next time.|
Both days had fast courses, with only slight modifications from day to day. Day 1 had a sand run ending on a hill, as well as a ride-up and a set of quick barriers near the Shimano PRO Pit and core center of the course. Day 2 was only slightly modified, leaving in the first sand run, adding in a second sand run into a dune hill run-up as well as having moved the barriers onto an uphill run just before the core of the race.
|Flying through some fast trails towards the beach runs.|
Making this additionally difficult was the use of improper gearing. I have since swapped my crankset for a cyclocross specific gearing by attaching a 46/39 to Dura Ace 7800 172.5mm crankarms. From riding this past week, the gearing feels much better and is moe manageable to for riding trails and varied terrain as opposed to the compact 50/34 of previous rides and races.
I'll be taking this next weekend off from racing to ride and finish up classes for the semester. Stay tuned for some training adventures and racing updates. Up next on the calendar is New England Championships in Fitchburg, MA.
Arc hard, ride fast, go plaid!