Didn't find any while we worked on the trails Monday or while riding my Pugnago.
Tuesday was no better either- just more riding, fun with friends etc..
Wednesday means group ride- perfect place to come up with something... heck, riding it could be an excuse because I'd be tired and not riding it could be an excuse because I could blame that on something! Sadly, I did a little bit of both and my excuse fell through the cranks, so to speak.
By Thursday I was getting pretty nervous- If I didn't come up with something fast I'd just have to go and do my best in the race, fully accept whatever results might come. I'd only have the solace of knowing that I'd tried my best and the knowledge that the world doesn't revolve around me. Someone else could win glory on Saturday and I wouldn't have at all diminished their performances with my whining! I decided to do what I always do when I need to think...
In the end we didn't find what we were looking for. We were only reminded that riding mountain bikes is fun. I don't usually bring a camera and figured tonight would be a good time to do so... hope you like the photos. On the sportsmanship/excuses thing... I decided excuses are bad sportsmanship, PERIOD. Giving one is only to diminish your competitor and yourself.