after racing the hermann race under the lights this year, i had my doubts about continuing racing cross. i mean, i was struggling. but, after a bit of evaluation, i came up with a plan to improve on what i think is an impossibly hard cycle sport. after today's race at queeny park, i can see some improvement and i'm glad i kept with it.
it was hot, the course was technical and bumpy, and a fair amount of people showed up today. i had a good start, briefly found myself in the top three, suffered for better than an hour, and finally settled for 8th place. i dare to say i had fun while doing it, too.
i need to work on being more aggressive in the corners. i need to work on my power production. and, i need to stay with the race at the front as long as possible. ok, pretty much sounds like i need to work on everything.
so glad to have my cheering section as well at queeny. it makes all the difference in the world.