Today was my first-ever mountain bike race. I even bought a (one-day) racing license. Ned Barnett made me do it; it gave him one more opportunity to demonstrate his biking superiority over me. The race was called “Fat Chuck’s Revenge” — named after the toughest section of the course, which is an area called “Fat Chuck’s.” But the rains this week made that section too muddy to ride. Kudos to the rain gods for actually making the course a little easier.
Mountain bike racing lesson from today: Slow but steady….means you’ll finish way near the back.