anglers ridge

2011_Anglers_Ridge_ (606), originally uploaded by solo_goat.

ah, it's about time i get to this.

race went off great, got to the front immediately and things were going good. gerry was flying running a single gear and i was in a group with two others chasing.

laps were short, roughly 45 minutes'ish and we were flying on the wet in some spots but mostly tacky and fast all over everywhere else.

at the beginning of the 2nd lap, we immediately ran into a cluster of riders... i looked in bewilderment at what seemed like a 100 riders snaked all through the little valley in front of us as we got into the first section of single track.

battling for position was tough, heart rate was screaming but holding and somehow 2-3 laps later things were finally clearing out well.

the laps ticked by, the top 4 stuck together pretty close. one of the guys we were with snuck away, but we caught him back. and the temp's started going up.

going from cold temps up north to my first real hard ride in warm temp spelled doomsday for my asthma, but i pushed on and got within a stones throw of gerry with two to go.

then my asthma hit on the first section of single track right after the pits and then my front shifter decided not to go into the big ring. heart rate went way down and so did the power.

i managed to roll it in, got some over the counter meds in me along with a couple cups of luke warm strong coffee and rolled back out, but the time damage was done. would wind up 4th on the day, not bad all things considered, but disappointing in a sense because i knew i had good legs.

next up - 4 hour at michaux this weekend with the one geared destroyer gerry.

after that - trip to the doc as i am done with this asthma sh*t.

sologoat out

1 comment:

JRinCbus said...

Nice job Ernesto...and nice write-up too! Keep hammerin'!!