So long 3’s. So long top tens.
University was my Cat 3 swan song. Any result would push me over the 40 point mandatory upgrade. That, and I need to start racing my age (like, old man division vs. young strong division). Anyway, the whole weekend experience here was fantastic sometimes the stars align in what is my world (family + work + OP (other passions)) and it feels pretty damn good . . .
*Mother/Father in-law live in Santa Cruz 2 miles from campus / University Course
*They have pool that kiddies love (and so do my legs)
*Cool ocean breezes, marine layers . . . ahhh . . .
*Mother-in-law 65th b-day party on Saturday + race tune up ride on course
*Race start time 10:30am . . . family sleeps in until 7am (no 3am dawn patrols to drive Truckee to somewhere for 8am start) . . . ride from house at 10am perfect warm-up right to start line!
Form is off a little since Cascade (and week of drinking/vacationing w/ 6 families) . . . but whatever. Left it on the course, got sixth. 15 X 5’ L5/6 Intervals. Family watched and inspired . . . wife gave me a hand-up (somehow this is like my favorite thing in the world . . . need to probe in here) rode back to in-laws and played in pool with the kids. Bay Area for work for a couple days wrapped around the weekend . . . Family Weekend + Extended Family Visit + Racing Bike + Work/Bay Area Trip = NorCal living at it finest.
Mandatory Cat 2 upgrade time to go get shelled . . . or maybe explore endurance mt bike racing instead hmmm . . . . .
Happy Birthday Kristin!
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