Friday, December 16, 2011
Junior 15-16 Cyclocross State Championship 2011
It's 30 degrees and snowing and I'm at the starting line for state championships. The gun goes off, I don't have very good legs and I begin to fall back. However, once my legs warm up I move back up the ranks. The course is good. It starts out with a nice long wide stretch that comes into a really hard sandpit, and then twirls up a little bit of hill, the some off camber, comes back down the hill onto a long tar section. You then turn into a long S-turns section with two very small bunny-hoppable barriers, which comes back out onto the road. The course then comes up and back down a big hill, and the goes back up and dow it, and then goes through a tight single-track section up to the incredibly brutal stair run up. you then shoot back down the hill and go on another flat straight section. Thre is then a set of barrier, and some twists leading into the finish. It's just Nills, Ethan, and Andris (but he is 17-18) ahead of me now. Unfortunately I don't feel good, and do not have the strength to catch Ethan and Nills. So I finish 3rd place. Which is fine, you can't always have good days, and third is still good.