Very happy here today - :-)
Last night went to Latrobe City to race in the weekly criterium, now if you remember in december I raced there twice in B Grade to find it is marginally slower than A grade and I was getting smacked each time I raced\. So last night I raced C grade - I thought about B but then thought well, it is not fair I just never last half a crit so I am going down a grade, and yes I am getting fitter and have got a lot fitter in the past 6 weeks, but it was a gard race, I lead a lot of the race and did some efforts and had rests (and people just still sat on my wheel) anyway I knew that the last corner was the key and so I went for it and only just held off second place, but I won the race, I think we had 11 starters and I won. No prize money as it is a crit series, I got 5 points and I think I just earned the start in B grade next week........Groover - this is where it gets unfair as the back straight last night I was doing around 41 and slowing (false flat) to about 36 at the top and B grade were going up there at 44, so the difference between the two grades is HUGE and whether I will get smacked next week in B is yet to be seen.
BUT - I have managed to hang on to the fast rides this Tues and Thurs and even did a small turn on Tues which wrecked me but I still hung on. I am training hard at the moment, want to drop some weight (we all want that), and ride well.
Someday I will write a history of how I got into cycling. I just love time trialling as it is so pure compared to racing, and I want a new bike and going through the dilemna on whether to buy a specific time trial bike or not.......so much going on at the moment, work is great I got my first gig as a Clinical Instructor, bike riding is going strong and life is busy, oh and I am starting a Nutrition course at Charles Sturt Uni in Wagga distance education to learn more about nutrition, I have done heaps of reading, and one of my first subjects is Chemistry.....must confess I love it...am I just pure geek or what.....anyway today is a good day and having a day off the bike tommorrow and just doing some core strength and working.