Another good weekend of racing in the books. Did an awesome 60 mile road race Saturday near Baraboo that I just couldn't pass up because it actually has sustained climbing and it's a tough course. The team won again and I felt strong and was able to take it somewhat easy knowing that Sunday was WORS #2 in Rhinelander.
Past years this has not been the greatest race for me. While I suspect it's an awesome place to ride, for me there is just not much in it that makes it a good race for me. I knew that going in but I am motivated and wanted to do well so I gave it my best. Had it not been for Barry Wicks showing up with 29er wheels and 4" of travel front and rear it might have been a different story, but while he was rolling over the rough stuff I was getting jackhammered and doing pushups with my handlebars in between half pedal strokes. That course is just not meant for hardtails, at least going fast.
I was able to hold off the group of Periseo and Matter in a close sprint for 2nd, but I was a little disappointed to have lost to Barry but he upped the game and we couldn't match.
So, now it's a week of work and training, some electrical on the house as we get ready to put in some cabinets and counters and then a full weekend of crit racing to follow. Getting ready for Memorial weekend in Iowa and the Snake, can't wait.