Back on the road! Hard to describe the feeling but it’s wonderful. I left the family at home and that feels awkward but I really enjoy traveling to these GNCC races.
Joe and I set sail late this morning with the plan of getting to somewhere in OH before stopping for the night. Joe’s GPS thing found us a KOA campground that has all the makings of a near perfect oasis – elderly grounds keeper that runs a tight ship with everything just so, warm showers, flat lots and wireless internet. It’s a wonderful world.
Been forever and a day since we last raced GNCC stuff. My wrist was injured and my wife and I welcomed a baby girl into the world since I raced last. The time away from racing has been great but now I’m ready to give a big effort at these last few races.
My fitness is marginal. Without riding motos at least once a week it’s easy to loose fitness and feel for the bike. I have low expectations at this race and will be happy to finish. Snowshoe is the one that everyone says is the bike and body breaker. I’ve raced mountain bikes at Snowshoe so I have an idea of how it’s going to be. But I image after being dragged by a 40 horse motorcycle for 3 hours over hill and dale, rock and root, I’ll be worse for wear. Looking forward to it.