“Some days it is good to know you are not the only one who feels this way”
Here is one I ran across. Some days are easy and some are hard. Greece had temperatures that rose well over 100 degrees. It was rough. But there was some relief also, a couple of days we made a big run up a mountain to over 5,000 feet and it remained cool up there. But the finish to those days was down a long single track canyon that got no air flow. It was good in the sense that it was some of the coolest riding I have ever done in an ISDE. But the further down the canyon you descended, the warmer it got, to the point of almost feeling like an oven right at the bottom.
Still it was one of those things, where no matter how long or bad the day had been, you knew you could look forward to this fun piece of trail and then the day would be over.
Some days it is nice to know that you are not the only one who feels tired and worn out. Because I certainly did nearly every day. In this picture is Nolan Irwin on the right. If you have ever met him, he seems sort of like the Energizer Bunny, never out of batteries. I can’t remember the other rider right off, another District 36 guy a believe.
Check out this video from one of the special tests titled “Brutal Ruts”. In it you can see Nicole Bradord, right at start, Lars Valin at minute 5, Justin Lipana at minute 8 and me at 8:40. It is pretty entertaining.