Well, this past weekend was Snowshoe’s first race of the summer. I didn’t do bad, but I didn’t do great either. I trained all weekend with some fast guys and felt good in practice. I knew I was going to loose some time since the course required a lot of pedaling to do good. But I blew a 3 turns and faded on 2 of the long pedaling sections and finished with a 5:45. 25 seconds off the winning time. I’m okay with that, but it so hard to get fired up and aggressive these days. I rode DH all winter and its showing now. I’m just a little burned out. But I think my dirt bike can fix that.
Meghann, Jasper, the dogs and I took the toy hauler up to Snowshoe and had a good time just relaxing and riding. We finally used the shower and wow that makes it so nice. We also took out the table and one of the booth seats to free up a lot of room. It made things much easier with the dogs since they don’t understand the concept of personal space. We started out of town Thursday evening and stopped half way to rest for the night. We used the generator to run the AC and it was perfect. I really like that thing. Its going to make going back to a tent really hard.
I have decided to stay off the DH bike for a bit. Hopefully that will get me a mental break and when I get back on I’ll really be wanting it. I got a new high flow air filter and when I installed it I removed the air box snorkel. It seems that the snorkel restricts air flow and robs power. I think it made quite a difference. The bike can get a little loose now and has just enough pep. Ben and I rode Trails 22, G5, G6, T26 and part of T27. I couldn’t believe we were in Windrock. Trail 26 follows a creek lined with mature Beech and Hemlock trees. It was incredible. I think it would make a good loop for a XC bike.