I can't believe the weather we have been having here on the 3rd coast since I've been home. It has been what I had been hoping California was going to be like, guess I just needed to stay here. I've been riding in shorts and jersey the last few days working on my tan, it's funny how we skipped right over the knee warmer days from the leg warmer days and went straight to putting on suntan lotion.
I've been battling a small cold since the Sea Otter and it hasn't helped my training this last week. Riding easy has been fine, but I tried to get in some intervals and it wan't going so hot. I was sitting next to some people on the airplane that were just hacking the whole flight and I could just feel the germs penetrating my allready weakend immune system from playing in the rain and mud all week. Sure enough, woke up the next morning with a sore throat. Airports, they're germ incubators for sure!
Still going through all my Sea Otter pictures and just came up with this one, pretty good shot of Peraud heading for a face plant. The crowd was having a pretty good time heckling everyone and would roar when someone went down like this. It was pretty cool to race with that many people watching and cheering, they were really getting into too, something that you don't see that often.
I really wanted to race this weekend but there isn't anything going on around here. I've always wanted to drive up to Minnesota and do the Oxbow just cause I heard it's a pretty fun race but the 5 hour car drive has always been the flat tire that keeps me from making the trip. I think next weekend is a crit or something that I'll do. I really wish there were some good road races around here in the spring, it seem like each year there is one less. Maybe I'll have to check out the Illinois or Indiana schedule and see what they have.