Wednesday, May 23

CCTT #7 Report: How to win without showing up...

Tonight I rode home from work in the pouring rain to find Marni with the E backed half into the garage and half loaded with our stuff for racing the CCTT series. I have to admit 6 time trials on the past 6 Wednesday's plus a full early season of endurance racing left the legs a little tired today. It's about an hour drive down to the course so I called the ACA hotline before we left and the machine said tonight's race was cancelled. Well that settles it. I was sitting in 6th place in the Sr 4 Men out of 70+ riders and was going to show up tonight to defend my position if I had to. Well I didn't have to so I guess that means I'll finish the CCTT series in 6th place this year which is somewhat mind boggling to me considering the focus of my riding. I'll admit that I usually love time trialing but it does clash a little bit with racing a mountain bike in units of hours and not minutes. Now the TT bike will return to the basement for a bit until I hash out second half of the season schedule. Perhaps it will return for a road ominum or two later this season or maybe just an attempted smash of my 100 mile PR time.

So with no race to attend Marni and I went to an after work function at her school. We got to hold Julie's newborn baby while we were there too which I know Marni liked. She was very cute in her little pink outfit and the pink hat that Marni had knitted her. After we got home I put some time in riding and it brought a smile to my face so that was a very good thing. We also watched some of the American Idol finals (it's still on while I'm typing) and then we'll be off to early bed again. Lots of rest is a big part of my plan this week if I'm going to be ready for this.

On that note I'll throw up a few more KTR finish pictures from Sportsman. Enjoy!



4 comments:

Marni said...

Congrats on 6th place! You = awesome. Nice to hang out with you tonight, racing or not. Of course holding a little 8 day old baby helped brighten a very gloomy afternoon :)

Becky said...

Chris, I'd say that I can't believe that you finished 6th, but you're like super cycler man - so, I guess I can belive it. What an incredible series, I'm really excited for you. thanks for spready the cycling bug. Ryan and I are training for the next CCTT series, so you better be ready! :)

Todd Plesko said...

What? Grand Loop? I thought you were going to rest? You need a month to recover fully from this past months load.

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