So for the past few weeks I’ve been trying out a little road racing in an attempt to get a jump on the early season fitness. Waterford sportsmans is a stones throw away from home, so I figured what the heck, why not. With CPA Crossings willing to lend me a top notch Madone road bike, I was out of excuses. Waterford sportsmans is a three race road series typically starting the last weekend of March and going every Saturday for 3 weeks. It’s been going ever since I can remember… as far back as when I used to race for the Kinetic Systems Flying Rhino’s, the dedicated shop that has promoted the series since the start.
I will now take you through some of my inner monologue as the races progressed...
Week 1. Dam, this is fast! These corners are freaking me out. Everyone is way too bunched up. I’m gonna crash! No I’m not, Yes I am! Holy crap that was close. Hey look, I’m off the front! Now I’m dangling at the back. I’m chasing those guys down. Why? I don’t know. It’s a good workout. Let’s chase that Bissell guy down. Dam, he’s too fast. I think I’ll pass on the field sprint.
Week 2. BWAAAA! Attack off the line… they’ll never see it coming. Dam, they saw that coming a mile away. These corners are still freaking me out. Let’s attack some more. Let’s chase some more. Hell… let’s just get a super hardcore workout in on the front and call it a day.
Week 3. Whoa! My legs feel great! Let’s attack. Oh! That felt good. Let’s attack some more. I see dudes splitting off the back. It’s working! I feel much smoother around these corners. OK, so I get this now… chase those Wolverine guys… or the Giant guys. Hmmm, or how about chase those Giant guys, but bring a wolverine up with you. Hey, it worked! A group of 7. Let’s whittle this down some more. Attack! Sweet! It worked! Just 2 of us now. Hell, I’ll just attack in the same place again. Holy Crap! I think I’m gonna win this. Just hold on a little longer. Power it out. Grit the teeth. Yes! First win in a loooooong time. That feels good.