Total suck.

I entered the Bear Springs XC today feeling upbeat! I was excited to start racing again.
I started off well, heading into the first single track section in 4th position. Got through a few potential bottleneck sections (the “run-up” and, the “fallen bushes”) where I wanted to be ahead of the mayhem and I tried to get a rhythm going and catch back up to the lead.

I started losing my breath quickly, I guess I’m not quite over the cold…

When it became clear I was not going to be going fast today I waited up a bit for Brian Ellin (who I knew was also NOT feeling so hot.) to ride past and we both finished the course and then hopped in the car and headed home.

The funniest thing happened during the race, we are bombing down the trails and Timmy Evans comes running up the trail the wrong way asking if “this is the right way?” It was’nt. A good ten or so of us went off trail, which I hear is super common at the Bear Springs race.

Then I got a flat.

My year is off to a good start. DNF at the first road race I do. DNF at the first XC I do.


9 comments for “Total suck.”

  1. I hear you…… I went off course an luckily was with a group who got me back in line.

    Those fallen bushes were crazy!!!! Are you kidding me? We need Peter to give us the World Cup tape action….

    Get better. Chainbreaker will be our break out race.

    Posted by Patrick | April 30, 2006, 9:21 pm
  2. Take care, Cameron!
    ganbatsute ne!

    Posted by Miki | May 1, 2006, 8:50 am
  3. take care, cameron!

    Posted by Miki | May 1, 2006, 8:51 am
  4. Good job yesterday anyways. I, too, was found running back up the trail, only to find myself behind the S&M goons I had slipped away from. I personally feel that is almost impossible to stay on course at Bear Springs. In fact, I did 3 times and I know the course pretty good! Jees. I liked the brush piles in the middle of the trail. That was a nice touch.

    Ok, they’re not really goons.

    Posted by cdb | May 1, 2006, 5:30 pm
  5. well, at least you’re out there racing, and that’s enough!

    Posted by josh m | May 1, 2006, 6:39 pm
  6. At least you get to go to races! I just get to hear about them from the sick bay.

    Posted by DT | May 2, 2006, 1:24 pm
  7. Get me to the sick bay ensign.

    We should cast the Rubicon team as the Red Shirts in Star Trek. They keep getting taken out.

    Posted by Molly | May 2, 2006, 1:39 pm
  8. weren’t the redshirts the engineers?

    Posted by q | May 3, 2006, 5:16 pm
  9. less talk, more rock.

    Posted by dirt doll | May 3, 2006, 8:16 pm

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