Monday, April 18, 2011
Tour de Tykes Race, April 17, 2011
So its another Mass series cross country weekend 4 hours or so from the house. Thanks to the Cofrancescos for getting me to the race. The weather gods were angry on Saturday my friends. The rain that never stopped left the course a tangle of mud, shiny rocks that glistened with moisture, and devilish roots that appeared to be the knotted hair of Medusa herself. As we approached the start line, I was filled with trepidation, not knowing if the next few hours would be the misery that I had felt the week before - no, I told myself. this week I had prepared well and was ready to have a good race. As it turned out, the race course was fun with a lot of climbing and steep rocky descents. Some parts of the trail was like a stream that was gushing water. At the start I could tell that there was competition - on the first climb one rider was out of my sight and had the fastest time in all of sport. The climbing was challenging and some of the descents felt as if one were in a free fall decent where brakes were laughed at - the only thing between you and getting plastered into a tree were your bike handling skills. My unicycle seat was wet and so my pants got wet to and then i had to where shorts after the race so my legs were cold. During the race kyle asked me for water and i would have gave it to him but I didn't hear him and I couldn't give any water so i think he was thirsty. Sorry Kyle. Your the best. As it turned out, I did have a good race, had some reserve energy at the end, and ended up third behind the really fast guy and my teammate Joe, who placed second and was also really fast. Thanks to Zach for supporting us during the race. All in all in was a good weekend.