The last few weeks have been sorta up and down. The collarbone seems to be healing fine, the corner of the plate really sticks out of my shoulder and looks pretty weird, other than that I go in to get another xray in two weeks to see the progress on healing. I've been riding more now, some days are ok and some days are bad, but it's better than sitting on the couch. It's a little tough with the cross racing starting this weekend, but I new I wouldn't be racing till November at best anyway so it's not too bad missing stuff.
I did keep a pretty close on Chequamegon. I found it interesting that more and more people ride rigid 29" bikes, yet as far as I know Jesse was the only one win the race on one. I've never really believed a 29er could be faster than a 26" bike, and seeing Jonathan win on a rigid 26" bike kinda sealed the deal for me. Interesting. Seems a lot more guys are flatting using the rigid 29er setup, maybe I'm wrong but that's just how it looks. It is possible that JHK was on a 29er when he won too, so that would make two, but really I think the fastest rider will win and the wheel size doesn't matter very much. I'm not giving my 26" wheels is really what I'm getting at, at least not for mtn bike racing.
So, cyclocross season starts this weekend, looks like the first two midwest UCI races will have some pretty big names there. There should be some pretty good racing to kick things off. Hopefully when if I am able to race this season everyone will be tired out already. The Belgium season started already too, but that wont get going hot for another 2 months.