Monday, October 8, 2012
Tradition is important in European racing-tradition here means mud. The race could easily be renamed Mudfoort as race day always brings a downpour in the morning with the sun poking out midday. The difference in the course between warmup and race is amazing-what could easily be ridden early in the day is a 3 meter wide mudpit after one race. Thankfully I've never done the last race of the day here! And it's a harsh reminder sliding skills are a bit rusty as we're all still fresh off the pavement. Can't say much exciting about the day's effort-being the foreigner with no points call up in 63rd position means a lot of position fighting on a course where passing amounts to just staying upright and not backsliding running up the canal banks. The goal is simply to have a good race. Goal accomplished despite an unexciting 41st place finish on the day.
by: Velopix at 1:58 PM