Friday, March 4, 2011

First Race Of The Year

So this weekend is the first race (Even though this race was suppose to be.) of the year for me. It's the Banana Belt #1 (This race was going to be last weekend. But because of ice was rescheduled.) It is a circuit road race around Hagg Lake (Near Forest Grove). My category does 4 laps of the course for a grand total of 44 miles.

I must admit that I'm not looking to light this one (Or any of the other Banana Belt series races for that matter) on fire. The course has maybe has a quarter mile of flat road. The rest is either up (Boo!) or down (Yeah!). And with a man of my, ahem, size doesn't have many places to shine.

So I am looking at this thing strictly as a "training" race. Even though I always hate that phrase. I want to do the best I can at any race I participate in. But the realities of life and gravity sort of force my hand sometimes. Meh. What are you gonna do? But who knows!

I may be feeling super human that day and can hang with the front group.

One thing I know for sure is that there is no substitute of race miles. And when the races I want to kick ass and take names in come around I want to be ready. And I will be ready.

Hopefully there will be a large contingent of Capitol Velo teammates there. And maybe I can score some good will points with some of the other guys by helping out. We shall see.

So it's off to the races I will go! Wish me luck! And to anybody else racing...

Rubber side down,

Big E

1 comment:

  1. Good luck big E! Will be racing some of those same roads for the Amica tri this summer.