I'm going to stick mostly to pictures...
Day 1 (the actual state championship)... came out sick, simple as that. Felt like hell and hung in there but dropped.
Day 2... better, but not great. Still had a lot of fun and pushed it hard. Finished 6th in the "senior age category State Championship" (23-34 age group)
Took it relatively easy during the week, but did ride 4 or 5 hours on the fatbike and one short CX skills practice type ride.
As unbelievable as fatbikes are (and that's still pretty debatable in my mind...) being a dog would be incredibly better. He showed me what was up all week... We went on one 8 mile or so ride on ATV trails with a dozen or so creek crossings and lots of hills. As I struggled to just stay upright and maintain 5-6 mph her danced up and down the ridges alongside the trail and swam in the 33 degree water.
Madison this weekend-
Again I came out terrible on Saturday. I finished, but it was hell! I was 22nd in the Wisconsin State race that day and almost last.
Today it snowed... I love snow. It was a mess and right from the start I felt better and knew the conditions would help me. I wound up 8th and I think it was likely my best CX race yet! Almost makes me want to shell out the cash for nationals, but I can't quite justify it on a few different levels.
My next plan is to rest and go back to base miles... maybe try to defend my title at Triple D...
Also, the photos are a mix of my own and Kim's if you like them they are probably her's.
Summer Dirt Bag GPS Files - 87 mile gpx file 35 mile GPS file To make things confusing here is the 85 mile route from previous years. The 87 mile adds a bit near Maple Lake but I'm ...
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