Monday, September 15, 2014

Lake Geneva Cross '14

I raced cross this weekend.  It went pretty well, I took 8th of 74 riders in Cat 4, which earns 0 upgrade points.  After the race we ate lunch and watched the Cat 1's, then I raced the single speed class on my mountain bike.  I was 30 seconds a lap faster on my mountain bike than on my cross bike and that was good enough for a win.

I have never won a bicycle race so I was pretty pumped about that.  About 3/4's of the way through the last lap, a bee flew in under my glasses. It stung me just below my eye, and I must have looked like a crazy person punching myself in the face to get it out.  Luckily I was far enough out front that it didn't matter and I finished it out.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Treadfest 2014

Every year for the last few years or so I have gone to Treadfest in Lake Geneva, WI.  It is less than a half hour from my house and is a lot of fun, so it would take a pretty important event to keep me from returning next year.

I felt like I ran a pretty good race, pushing balls to the wall on the start and getting into the mix, but that quickly caught up to me and the second lap was very, very painful.

I was a little surprised when I finished and saw I was in 36th place, and last in my age group, but I guess that is how it goes sometimes.  I did really well in cat 2 last year, but the cat 1 is a different game.

Evan got to do the kids race, which is a pretty cool event.  A whole pack of kids on striders and little bikes.  They said ready, set, go! and he looked around confused while everyone else took off.  I had to remind him its go time.  He weaved through the crashed kids and had a great time.  So that was pretty cool.