Not too long a post here, we've got to get to bed. Tomorrow is the start of the Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series aka CCTT. I raced last year and did okay but this year Marni is joining me for the entire series. She did her first bike race last year, a mountain bike hill climb, and did really great. I think she's going to really enjoy the time trial series and also getting to watch her own progression over the 7 weeks. She starts 20 seconds behind me so I'm really excited to see her before the start and cheer her on across the finish line. Two people racing in the same family does mean hauling a lot more gear (clothes, bottles, bikes, trainers, pump, etc) so I'm glad we've got the Element this year.
As for me, I'm just hoping to ride myself into some speed over the series and if I'm lucky I'll beat my personal record time from last year. No equipment or position changes for race number one so we'll just get a good indication of my power output over 10.5 miles compared to last year. They're calling for windy conditions tomorrow with it tapering in the afternoon. With any luck we'll face just light winds by our 6:27 start time.
We've got a great little gang racing this year. In order of start times separated by 20 seconds: Scott, Dinh, Bill, Mike, Erik, Me, Marni, Melissa, Jeanie and Michelle. I'm looking to catch all those boys ahead of me, we'll see how that plays out. Goodnight!