Killington, VT

Last weekend, we squeezed in a great family ski/snowboard trip to Killington, Vermont. At three days, this was our longest ever winter alpine adventure. We had been skiing/riding two days in a row a few times, but never three.

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The conditions were pretty good for New England in February. The kids did half day lessons on Saturday and Sunday. Both of those days, the weather was cold and windy (particularly in the morning), but the sky was clear and the sun shone brightly. We rented a condo right off the main Killington access road. We were able to walk to Snowshed and Rams Head base lodges in the morning and we could ski/ride back in the afternoon as a trail went right to the complex.

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On Monday, it snowed about five inches, so there was a layer of thin powder on the slopes. We had a lot of fun spending time going up and down the mountain together. Debbie and the kids ride and I ski.

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Both kids’ skills are progressing nicely. While the kids were in lessons, Debbie and I got a few long runs in together. It was great to be at Killington for the first time in a long time. I only skied there once, and that was 30 years ago. After that trip (my first ever), I didn’t ski for more than 10 years. Then, I had another long break before getting into skiing more seriously as a 40+ year old.

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Debbie is a Killington pro. When I met her in 1999, she was a snowboard instructor at Killington. It was her third season in Vermont. In those days, she spent a lot of time on the mountain. My relationship with Killington is more as a summer adventurer. I did the Killington Stage Race (road cycling) six times (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, and 2000). That’s a lot of Vermont bicycle racing!

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Both of us did the Killington Klimb in 2003. That was a unique Memorial Day Weekend trail running race from base to summit. You were allowed to take any route you wanted and the winner was the first one to the top. Debbie and I also summited Killington during our Long Trail End-to-End hike in 2005. Each morning of our recent trip, she and I got out for a run/ruck. On the last day, we saw a great sunrise.

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We love the Killington area and have fond memories from all of these past adventures. It was great to share them with the kids.

 

Telluride, CO

Last week, I was back in Telluride, Colorado for only the second time. I was last there in July of 2017, but that visit lasted only 20 minutes. Despite its remote location, my prior visit was so short because it was during the Hardrock Endurance Run. I was pacing Debbie and after running through the early morning hours, we descended to an aid station at the far end of Telluride village around the 72.8 mile mark of the race. Hardrock was an entirely different kind of adventure that is worth reading about if you haven’t seen the story before.

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After spending just a few minutes in the aid station, we began the long climb out of the valley. I stayed with her for another 10 miles up and over some serious mountains until we hit a massive descent to reach the Chapman Aid Station. There I switched with my cousin Danny Roy, and he paced her to the finish. The 1/4 mile of asphalt from the trail to the aid station was the only pavement on the 100.5 mile course. On my recent trip, that same stretch of pavement was covered in snow and ice. I was in town for a quick but intense winter adventure with some business friends.

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We arrived on Tuesday and I immediately went for a run to test my lungs against the thin air. The town is at 8,750 feet, but we stayed in Mountain Village which is around 9,540 feet. Our rented house was even farther up the “hill” at an elevation of  more than 10,000 feet. The lack of oxygen felt just like it did during Hardrock.

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We filled all day Wednesday and Thursday with skiing at Telluride Ski & Golf Resort. Day 1 we covered more than 27 miles and 27,000+ feet of descent. Day 2 was 32 miles and more than 30,000 feet of descent. We didn’t have fresh snow, but there was a nice groomed base, and the weather was spectacular. We had bright sunshine, a tolerable temperature, and for three days, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I could go on an on about the quality of the skiing and the beauty of the mountains, but I’ll simply say it was awesome.

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I’m not a great skier as I came to the sport late in life. However, I’ve improved dramatically, and that is satisfying. I missed all of last year with my broken leg, suffered at the January 2018 USA Cyclo-Cross National Championships, so its been great to be back on the snow. I last skied with this group in Vail back in January 2017.  I was stoked to be on a big mountain again. My only warmup was a day trip to Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires last month.

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After two days of skiing, we had an entirely different kind of adventure. On Friday, we took snowmobiles on a backcountry adventure with guides from Telluride Outside. The destination was Dunton Hot Springs, a resort deep in the San Juan Mountains. We spent several hours experiencing the remoteness, and then we had a really nice lunch.

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This was a unique experience. I’m not a fan of off-road vehicles (ORV’s) and have worked hard to keep them off the trails (spring/summer/fall) in New England. However, snow machines are a little different. They are still noisy and they pollute, but they don’t do damage to trails like all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s). This was my first close up experience with snowmobiling, and even though I won’t be pursuing the activity, it was good to try it.

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By Saturday evening, I was back in Connecticut and yearning for my next Colorado adventure. Last December, Debbie struck out in the Hardrock lottery for the second year in a row. She has one more year of eligibility after gaining three years of grace following her 2017 finish. Hopefully her name comes up again and we get back there in July of 2020. Otherwise, we may just have to plan a family trip to Telluride. I’m already itching to get back and see those beautiful mountains again.

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Bicycles East and Seven Cycles

Last Thursday, Bicycles East hosted an “Evening with Seven Cycles” event at their shop in Glastonbury, CT. Debbie and I were stoked to have six of our bikes on display.

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The event was the “grand opening,” to celebrate Bicycles East becoming an official Seven Cycles dealer. My relationship with Seven goes way back–the go back to before their founding. In 1992, with help from my grandfather, and after working a lot of overtime (in the turning department) at Horst Engineering, I saved up and bought a Spectrum Titanium. I still ride that beautiful bike. Tom Kellogg designed it, but it was fabricated at Merlin Metalworks, the legendary Boston area titanium frame building company.

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Several of Seven’s founders, including principal founder Rob Vandermark, cut their teeth at Merlin. Rob was a welder, and he may have even welded my Spectrum. The bike went back to Tom Kellogg for final finishing. I raced that bike in more than a hundred road races, including all of the Belgian kermesses that I competed in during the summer of 1994. The fact that my grandfather, who learned metalworking at a German bicycle factory in his teens, helped me get that bike makes it one of the most special in my fleet.

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Merlin folded, but the seeds were sown for the founding of Seven more than 23 years ago. I acquired my first Seven about 15 years ago, a Tsunami cyclocross bike that I raced all over New England. I even raced it at the Cape Town Cycle Tour in South Africa. It wasn’t long after acquiring the Tsunami, that I got my first Sola mountain bike.

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I’ve been affiliated with Team Seven Cycles since 2010 when they built me a custom Kameha SLX for the Ironman World Championships. I’ve been fortunate to benefit from the relationship and have been an ambassador for the company ever since. I have several Seven’s now, as does Debbie.

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So, it made sense that Bicycles East, a key Team Horst Sports sponsor and partner, should become a dealer. The team at the shop has been working on my bikes for several years now. I had an opportunity to make a connection between the two companies, and I’m confident this will be a great relationship. Bicycles East has a world-class bike fit studio and they run a very smooth operation. Owners Steve and Deb Dauphinais put a lot of pride into their small business and it shows.

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So, if you are local and want to see a Seven up close, you can check some out at Bicycles East. Of course, you can also always visit my basement.

Team HORST Sports

I often mention Team Horst Sports in race reports, but I don’t often talk about the history of our squad. Last night, we held our 2019 kickoff party, which has been a tradition. For many years, we held a holiday party in December to celebrate the current season, but in recent years, we have done a January event that celebrates the prior year and kicks off the new year.

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The team was founded in the fall of 1997. It was born at the Killington Stage Race. Several of us were staying together and competing together, but we were technically on different teams. I recall one evening discussion in particular. It was after the day’s stage and since we were split between four or five teams, we didn’t have the numbers to control the race. We were technically racing against each other, but would have rather been able to work for a common goal. Teamwork in road cycling is vital, but at the time in the New England amateur ranks, it wasn’t common.

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The upgrade system forced individualism. The best riders would zoom through the ranks and end up in the next category on their way to the elite ranks. In those days, it went 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and if you were good enough, you could go pro. We were just weekend warriors, racing as Cat 3’s, but we wanted to keep getting better. That first discussion led to the formation of the team. There were some doubts about the organization and financing, but we resolved those issues without much of a fuss. Arlen Zane Wenzel volunteered to lead the effort, and I said I would speak with my family about throwing their support behind the team.

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All of these years later, HORST Engineering remains the lead sponsor and AZW is still the Directeur Sportif. That continuity has sustained the team over a period of time that has seen so many other teams come and go. We formed the squad, placed our first clothing order, and had a fantastic 1998 season in which we were voted New England team of the year. With excellent teamwork, we helped three of our members upgrade to Category 2 and though it had an impact on the team (splitting us between categories), it didn’t hurt us. We adjusted and that was the first of many evolutions.

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In the early years, there really was a “season” because we had a more narrow focus: road cycling. Now, we are a broad-based endurance sports team with year-round training and competition. We compete in road cycling, cyclocross, mountain biking, gravel riding, trail running, snowshoe running, skiing, triathlon, obstacle course racing, and many variations of these sports that involved cycling, running, and swimming.

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We started as group of “mostly single” guys racing in their 20’s and 30’s and are now a group of “masters” athletes in their 40’s and 50’s. We even have a few members whose racing age is 60+. Also, we are co-ed. We have had several women members over our history. In addition to the adult athletes, we also have the CCAP Team Horst Junior Squad with member children between the ages of 8 and 16.

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The team has evolved since our founding in 1997 and those of us who have been around since the beginning are older and wiser. We are better athletes than the one-dimensional competitors of those early days. We are proud of our history and appreciate the longtime support of our sponsors, particularly, HORST Engineering, the family business that I lead.

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We have reduced our “sponsors” to a small number of organizations that share our core values. Bicycles East came aboard three years ago and it have been valuable partners. They hosted party we had  last night. J. Rene Coffee Roasters and their VICTUS Coffee brand has supported us for many years.  Our uniforms are from VERGE Sport. We also get a little support from Rudy Project and Picky Bars. We have had other fantastic sponsors over the years.

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Over two decades, we have had many great teammates. Some folks have retired, and some folks have moved to other teams, but they will always be part of the Team HORST family. There has been very little drama, and that has allowed us to maintain relationships for a long period of time.

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We have been involved in a lot of events. For years, we promoted the Frank-N-Horst Cyclocross in Keene, New Hampshire. We held the first ever cyclocross race in Hartford, Connecticut with the 2003 Connecticut Riverfront Cyclocross. We did a race in Rockville called the Fox Hill Cyclocross. For years, we helped Benidorm Bikes with the Chainbiter Cyclocross. Our team members have been involved in the cycling in running communities in so many ways.

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Our orange and black “kit” is very visible. I don’t go a week without someone telling me that they saw a team rider on the roads of southern New England. Our riders have been spotted all over the country, and we aren’t that big of a group! The team has been good for our business and our business has been good for the team. We first developed Cross Spikes for members of the team. Our teammates did the research and development.

We will continue to evolve in 2019 and beyond.

2018 Scrooge Scramble

Our Christmas morning tradition is to spend time with our friends from the local running community while supporting the Cornerstone Foundation by running the Scrooge Scramble 5K.

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We returned to Rockville, Connecticut for the 13th time. Most of them have been with our kids. We used to push them in the Chariot, but now, they run on their own. This wonderful fundraiser drew a nice crowd on a sunny morning.

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Like last year, we did a modified six loop course in downtown Rockville that started and finished in front of the shelter. It was cold and breezy, but as I mentioned, the sun shone brightly. Spirits were high. Shepard and I pushed the pace while Debbie ran with Dahlia. They pushed the pace too!

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Shepard finished one lap early by mistake, but he went back out and did his sixth lap after realizing that he beat me and that shouldn’t have been. The results aren’t sorted out yet, but we will send them a note.

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I hadn’t run hard in a very long time, so this was a fun, but rude awakening. My legs will pay the price for running hard on pavement. It’s good to see that after nearly a full year, I’m feeling good again. The running form will come if I put some time into it. Right now, I’m relying on my cycling fitness, which is pretty good.

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In conclusion, this was a lot of fun for a good cause and the volunteers and sponsors, including Platt Systems (timing) deserve a lot of credit for keeping this race going.

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Race Results

2018 The Ice Weasels Cometh

Today I raced my first ever The Ice Weasels Cometh, the iconic December cyclocross race that is the unofficial end to the New England cyclocross season. This year, it isn’t the last race in the region and there are several more races to go around the country, including the USA Cyclocross National Championships , but the party-like atmosphere is the symbolic conclusion.

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It was the finale for me. It was my 19th and final race of the season. I had a strong ride and was very happy with the result. I raced the Zanconato Singlespeed CX Series final. It was the last race of the day at 3:00 P.M. as the sun was getting low in the sky. I’ve had a blast doing the Zank Series races. Racing singlespeed was something fresh to do, and I loved the characters that came out for each race.

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Ice Weasels is famous for its characters, and they were out in force today. I had a second row start, and my primary goal was to not get beat by anyone in a costume. There was a full field of 160 registrants for the 3:00 P.M. race. They set us off in three waves: 1) Singlespeed Men 2) Fat Bike Open and 3) Singlespeed Women.

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That meant that by the second lap, we were encountering lapped traffic. That’s part of the sport, especially singlespeed. I didn’t mind. It added to the fun as we had to dodge all kinds of characters, including Stormtroopers, Santa Claus, a hockey referee, a zebra, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, various animals, and a host of other colorful people.

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I was racing hard, and was hoping to pick up a spot in the overall standings, but I can appreciate the shenanigans. It made me smile more than once and I needed that. I came into the race in 7th place. I missed two key races that I had pre-registered for, and would have solidly been in 5th place with finishes at Cheshire and Putney, but mathematically, the best I could do today was to leapfrog friendly rival Eric Wyzga who was in 6th. I ended up completing eight of the 12 Zank races.

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This season was a sort of comeback for me. I didn’t miss any cyclocross as a result of the broken leg I suffered in January at the first USA Cyclocross National Championship of 2018, but I was out of commission for many months and it took a long time to heal. Back in August, I started cross season slowly, had some peaks, and troughs during the fall, but ended with my best fitness of the year. That’s so much better than how last season ended.  I don’t think I’m meant to race cross in January, and I likely won’t ever have to again because  the “nats” were moved back to December, and that is why 2018 has two championships. The first was in Reno, NV, and the second is in Louisville, KY next week.

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Shepard and I had planned to go to Louisville, but as the season wore on, we reassessed and decided to skip the trip. He wrapped up last weekend at NBX CX and today was my swan song. Since was at a camping trip with his Scout troop,  and Debbie and Dahlia were hanging out together, today’s race was a solo adventure. Even still, I saw lots of teammates and friends at Medfield State Hospital in Massachusetts.

The venue brought back memories of the old Newtown CX course at Fairfield Hills, also a closed and dilapidated state mental hospital. The old buildings in Medfield made for a really neat environment. The course was full of twists and turns with lots of slippery corners. There were three sets of barriers, including one on an off-camber uphill. The other two were on either side of the central party zone. The set closest to the finish had a “suicide” rail ride that bridged the two barriers. If you could manage to ride the balance beam, you could zoom past a dismounted rider, but I opted for the old school running. There were a couple of spectacular crashes when riders slipped off the narrow plank.

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The weather was OK. It was freezing, about 28 degrees Fahrenheit, when we started. There had been brilliant sun all day long, but it was very low in the sky when we got going. I got a good start, and the moved up towards the top five. I hung on to the lead group for most of lap one, which included Mike Wissel, Connor Walsh, Bradford Smith, and Anthony Vecca. As we came on to the asphalt the led to the finish, our group got strung out. On lap two, I was dangling off a small group that included Anthony, but there were many riders chasing us.

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I knew I had to beat Eric, and likely by a spot or two, so after two laps, when he was hot on my wheel, I was nervous. At one point, he surged past me with another rider, but I bided my time, and passed them back. I had a strong third (of four) laps and picked up another spot passing Bradford Smith who was either having an off day or just taking it easy. I came through the finish with one to go and I was in 4th or 5th. I’m not sure where I ended up as I didn’t see the results after the race.

I continued to apply pressure in an effort to keep Eric behind me. I gained more time on Eric and Bradford during the last half of the 4th lap. I rode a clean race, whereas Eric, and others had mishaps and crashes. I wove my way around lots of traffic and ended up in front of both of those guys. Like I said, I’ll find out where I finished when they post the results online. I hope it was 4th, but it may have been 5th. Bradford was in between Eric and me, so maybe I’ll jump him in the overall standings. The top three in the overall were Mike, Connor, and then Bradford. The top three women were Kerry Litka, Karen Purtill, and Amanda Resch.

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After the race, I changed up in an attempt to warm up. I went back to the party zone to watch the awards and participate in the raffle. It was a fun ending to a great cross season. I celebrated with a little solo dinner (but no drinking!) at Homefield Kitchen & Brewery in Sturbridge. They have an awesome vegan section on their standard menu. When I got home, I unpacked the cyclocross gear bag that I’ve been using for the past four months. It felt good to put everything away.

***Update***

Keith Beausoleil was also in the front group, so I ended up 5th, which was just fine. He got second behind Mike Wissell. Anthony Vecca was 3rd, and Connor Walsh was 4th.

Race Results

 

2018 NBX Gran Prix of Cyclocross

We raced two days at the NBX Gran Prix of Cyclocross and they couldn’t have been more different. Day 1 was cold with brilliant sunshine, dry conditions, and lots of smiles. Day 2 was cold with incessant rain, gobs of mud, soupy puddles, and lots of grimaces.

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Shepard and I made a late decision to do both races. I had a meeting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Thursday and Friday. The drive back on Friday afternoon took six hours and I got home around 8:00 P.M. It took some motivation to pack the van and trailer in anticipation of a 6:00 A.M. Saturday departure, but we got it done.

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Part of my decision to do both days at NBX was the forecast. Sunday was supposed to be very rainy and I didn’t want cross in a sandy quagmire to be my only race experience of the weekend. Saturday was supposed to be clear and sunny. Also, the early starts (Shep at 8:41 A.M. and me at 10:15 A.M.) meant we could drive back and forth to Goddard State Park in East Greenwich, Rhode Island (95 minutes from home) and be back early in the afternoon each day.

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The forecast for both days turned out as advertised. Saturday’s conditions were primo for cross with the technical NBX course in great shape. It rode super-fast and was lots of fun. Sunday’s conditions were insanely bad. At least that’s my opinion. I’m so tired of racing in the muck and I’m even more tired of cleaning up after racing in the muck. This wasn’t Supercross mud (which we skipped this year), or even Bishop’s Orchards mud (which was last Sunday’s mess), but this was sandy and gritty NBX mud.

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First, I’ll talk about yesterday’s race, which was a good one for me. Shep and I got there in time to preview parts of the course. It was an early start to the weekend, but we made it happen. I’ve had so much going on at work that I was thankful to get outside on a sunny day and make the most of it. He had a good race in the Cub Juniors (9-14 year olds) and it was so much fun cheering for him. He was particular strong on the long beach run. He finished strong and was in good spirits.

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I was in the combined Masters 40+/Juniors 15-18 race which was similar to Gloucester and Northampton. At NBX in prior years, including 2017, I limped to the finish. I was shot from a full season of cross. This year, I felt pretty good coming into the weekend. I had a good start and was able to move up a few groups over the first two laps. I hurt a bit on the second half of lap three and first half of lap four, before surging a bit towards the finish of the five lap event.

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We were flying around the circuit. I had a good battle with young Johnny Meyerle and ultimate got the best of him. Dan Coady, who I battled with at Bishop’s last week, took off on both of us and moved up several places on the last lap with a strong ride. I hung on and got 22nd in a strong field. Six of the riders in front of me were the Juniors. They are super-strong.

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On Saturday, we were home by 2:00 P.M, and cleaned up by 2:30 P.M. I did some work, and then Debbie, Dahlia, Shepard, and I went out to get our Christmas tree. This was a fortuitous decision given the dry conditions. We had a relaxing evening getting it set up.

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Today was another race day and another 5:15 A.M. wake-up call. We were out of the house by 6:00 P.M. and met up with Juan and Nic Villamizar at the Bolton Post Office. Juan took the day off from crewing and spectating and we took Nic with us so he could meet up with the rest of the CCAP travel team.

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The big difference between Saturday and Sunday was that it rained all night and continued to rain all day. The precipitation turned the NBX course into a quagmire…in spots. Certain areas had six inches of soupy muck and lots of ruts. The course is known for its roots, and they were hidden in the mud, and very slippery. The short and steep climbs were super challenging and forced me to run them at times.

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Shepard had a decent race, but like me, he isn’t as strong in the rough conditions. Both of us would rather ride with confidence, and the slippery conditions didn’t permit that. The course was in decent shape for his race, the second of the day. However, our race was the  fourth of the day and the prior fields had pummeled the course, churning it into the chunky soup. I did fine in the sandy sections, and even the rooty sections, but I was losing ground in the worst of the muddy sections and on the steep climbs and descents.

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Johnny and Nic both beat me today. Dan caught me with two laps to go and I gave chase, but came up short. He seemed to enjoy the conditions, but I told him that I was fed up with the mud. I was as disappointed with the impending cleanup as I was with my results. I didn’t feel on top of my game today. I just don’t feel comfortable taking the same chances when the conditions are so harsh. I have no desire to fall, so I was thrilled that I stayed on my bike.

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The post-race changing session was hilarious. After hosing off my bikes, I changed at the van. My feet were frozen solid. All of my socks were wet and I forgot to bring a pair of dry casual socks, so I tried to put my muck boots on with bare feet. It simply didn’t work. I couldn’t get them on despite trying three times over a 20 minute span. Between efforts, I sat with the van running and my feet on the dashboard heaters with the temperature and fan cranked to the max. My attempt to thaw them didn’t work.

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In order to pack our four bikes in the trailer, I put a pair of my cycling shoes back on to finish the outside job. Then, I drove home barefoot. We were home by 2:00 P.M. and my feet were in better shape. It took an hour to clean-up and as of the writing of this blog post, I still have to give our bikes a second washing. We will also need to lubricate our chains. I’m getting tired of the maintenance. Shep’s cross season ended today and the current plan is for me to race the Zanconato Singlespeed Championships at the Ice Weasels Cometh next weekend. The advanced forecast looks like cold and dry. As long as it doesn’t rain, I’ll be there. It it is wet, then it will be a game time decision.

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Today was my 18th race of the season and 18th since breaking my leg in January at Nats in Reno. We opted not to go to Louisville for the second Nats of 2018. It’s been a nice comeback and I’ve enjoyed traveling and racing with Shepard, the Team Horst Junior Squad, and Team Horst Sports. I’m looking forward to the “offseason.”

Race Results, Day 1

Race Results, Day 2


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