The temps were PERFECT, if you ask me. The sun was out, and it felt downright hot (of course, I mean, hiking your bike and running your bike and working your bike through soft snow conjures the temps of southern beaches). Perfection.
snapshot courtesy of FixieDave.
i just deleted my boring, 10-page psycho-emotional-physical report of today's race.
it was FUN. it was SATISFYING. i was really happy to have some pretty pure inspiration and motivation to be there. it was freaking WONDERFUL to see my friends and to hang out and PLAY.
at one point in the race i decided that racing isn't for me. that i suck at it. that i am too attached to the outcome. i find this fascinating. and really fucking funny. but that's ok. and that's just me. odd thing is, the minute i gave up on the outcome -- not that i had any intentions or expectations before the race, i started feeling much better, much more energized, much... faster ;-). so. that went well. that went really well.
i met an incredible woman today: erin. we rode together and, yeah, we TALKED the whole way ;-) LMAO.
i also got to re-connect with Miss Marni today. She is just fabulous and i hope we get to ride soon.
ED, you inspire me. I'm SO proud of you (2nd SS, and 5 Overall...). DAMN good job, honey. I'm glad you're feeling good. THAT feels good ;-) And, i love being out in the world, playing with you.
Alright. I'm done.