Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Mt Hood and Onward

Just finished the Mt Hood Classic. It was pretty hard this year. The addition of another stage, along with the lengthening of the circuit race made the race quite a bit rougher for this kid. I had a sweet prologue, finishing 5th, then cruised through the first few days unscathed and arrived at the TT ready to giver a go, but the old legs let me down. I think a combination of not sleeping well and wasting energy in the previous road stages, combined with my horrable skills, lead to a dismal 44th place. I think I went faster last year with out any aero equipment. Oh well, the crit was uneventful and sunday I tried to get something going with Burke Swindlehurst on the first climb, but the Net of Health was having none of it so i spent the rest of the day dropping those guys on the wet twisty descents so I could get a head start on the climbs since me legs felt like i was beating on them with a mallet. I finally lost contact with 5k to go and finished up about 4 minutes back. Oh well, good training and now it is time to get back to the real kind of racing. Out to NC tomorrow for Norba number 2 and then up to Vermont and then Quebec for another norba and a worl cup. Hopefully I can pick up where I left off and get my MTB mojo rolling again. Untill next time, I think its time for a nap.

Later on



Argentius said...

"real kind of racing" with knobbies and mud? Puh-leeze.

Nice work regardless at de hood. You two run a tough life backsy forthing between skinnies and knobbies.

Anonymous said...

the snails are all kitted up in armor with a full face on the kale. Help!

Anonymous said...

he's the weener of super DDDD!!! that stands for super delux dazzling divine darling.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the World Cup finish Barry! 25th. Sweet.