Picture by Jeffrey Jakucyk
Today was our Spring Race Series Finale. I was in the top 10 for the series for the cat 3/4’s. Kinda stupid but whatever. It got HOT overnight, almost 90 degrees with a shitload of humidity. NO one is used to racing in that weather right now. EVERYONE suffered.
An 18 mile cx’y course with gravel, a huge crack in the road that required a bunny hop to get over, a few gigantic potholes, and a 3 mile climb up wet sandy gravely roads. I kept spinning out. Then I got lost. Cuz I followed a newb!! FUCKING DUMBASS! I thought she knew the course! I was PISSED after that, I rode ahead of her because she totally had no idea what drafting was. I finally lost her on lap 2. I rode alone for lap 2. OB passed me yelling “JUDI PATOOTIE”. Then the newb came up from behind about 1/2 mile from the finish, which had two nasty, twisty turny climbs. I put it down and bolted up the hills and got some distance between us and finished ahead of her. I had to.
I really do suck though. I guess it’s ok to suck your first year, right? The girls I line up with have been racing for years (well, the really fast ones).
At the end of the day, I was #9 in the series and won 5 big ones. I am totally stoked.by