|Heading to NJ before NYC.|
Friday evening, Joe, Chebbi and I piled in the car and took to the road towards New York City. We spent the 5ish hour drive to our hotel in Fairfield, NJ chatting strategy and exchanging racing stories. Being my second full racing season, I only had reminiscent and top secret stories of tom-foolery from last seasons time spent among UVM Cycling. After hearing stories of pro riders from the 7/11 and Stowe-Shimano days, I was more than excited to get on the bike and start the season off on a powerful stroke.
Saturday morning started early. We packed up our trainers and bikes from the hotel room where we had managed to squeeze 30 minutes the previous evening before sleep. Once we got on the road, finding the race was as simple as navigating a cheese maze. As all know, mazes become much easier with a prize at the end, and with the scent of a race at the end of our NYC maze, the path was an easy one to follow.
|Opening the season with a 31st in the 3s. A good gauge of|
things to come....
|Hopping back into the field|
takes some adjusting.
|2012 here we go....|
Arc hard, ride fast, go plaid!