After being sick last week, I knew that I shouldn’t have done a double this weekend and I paid for it dearly today. All of us that raced yesterday were knackered but I know my body and know that I was far more in debt than I should have been. You didn’t do Rainier last year, right? I was reminded of a video I have somewhere of the Koppenberg cross race where the horrible cobbled climb just destroys the field. Today’s climb and bumps just annihilated me. My back hurt before! Last night, this morning and all the way up to the line. To hear people complaining of their backs hurting after one little race just elicited a bitter, dusty laugh from me.
We need rain. We need the epic conditions that draw us to this.
And he is right I wasn't able to go last year to Rainier. Brianero went down to Psycho Cross where he raced and performed very well. He looked like he was really freakin' strong. Judging by his short report I am sure it was brutal out there.
It doesn't sound like the sort of course I excel at anyway. Hilly? ugh. Those up and down courses destroy me. But it looks like I am a go for Saturday's Astoria race followed by a no-go on Sunday.
I will give a better Fango/Neuvation report within the next day or so.