It’s true what they say; the early bird does get the worm. This past Saturday I opened up a couple cans of the suckers.
Can No. 1: 30+ 3/4
Can Size: 86 red wigglers. Thats a lot of worms for my first can of the year.
Recap: Great way to start the season. Sunny. 70 degrees. Non tech course. Followed the game plan which entailed ridding with in the first 15 worms, work as little as possible and win…. which I didn’t. Raced well, but boxed myself going into the last turn and that was that.
Can No. 2: E3
Can Size: 52 night crawlers
Recap: First race of the year and already I’m racing my second race of the year? This isn’t a worm eating contest. My pre race thoughts were to just roll around in the grass warming myself in the sun and nap the race away. But,,, I got the bike out again, warmed up and decided to follow race ones’ game plan. After all, it’s just a workout with a win at the end… not. I felt surprisingly well in the legs going into the final turn top 15 but should have been more like top 6 or had a better sprint. BETTER SPRINT! Interval time.
So it’s the middle of February and my crit legs feel great. I need to work on my finishing legs, but that will come as the season does. In a couple of weeks I’m looking to test my flat to rolling road race legs at Snelling.
PS. Before leaving the races to drive home I watched a few laps of the P12. I saw Dustin in a break with Rand Miller and Nate just off the front on the wheel of a bridge attempt. Awesome to see my new team mates doing what they do. Getting after the worm!