Yes I am, I'm thinking about this weekend's Ontario Cup. Think is pretty much all I will do about it also since I'm at a 99.9% chance that I will not be pedalling my ass around at vomit intensity for 2 hours. Let me rephrase what will probably happen. There will be clay sections and parts that are unrideable, this will mean that they must be run. I don't run, running is stupid and running hurts my knees when it's not on ashpalt. Ok more running is dumb. So this will force me to walk those sections because with less than a week to go till the spring 8 hour will I risk screwing up my body.
The hard part with having me walk will be what it does to my enthusiasm to be out there. I'd be going into this race more rested than any event this season. This would mean my legs would have power and that I would be able to battle much closer to the front than I have to date. Of course that would mean I could pass riders when we were actually riding our bikes and then get passed by those same riders as I walked my ass through an area as they ran by. This would make me mad and i would go postal and through things at these riders since I can't through anything at Mother Nature. Ok, I'll be honest I wouldn't hurt another rider, But I can think about it.
The decision was pretty easy to make, it's a long season that has just barely begun and to take a chance of having a B race mess up my body for an A race that is so close would be a completely stupid decision. Of course I'm not at all disappointed in the weather that I am now not racing in. It pretty much looks like crap outside this morning and with the potential of SNOW today my thoughts are of places warm to hang out, like bike shops, and couches.
I do feel a little bad for the boys from Chico Racing, this is the second year in a row that the conditions for this race has turned to crap. I'm hoping that today is not a sign of the season to come. My thoughts on riding for the weekend are pretty open ended at this point, nice time of a rest week. For now more coffee