So what did I learn? There are fast riders out here, and a whole lot of em at that. Sure, I was slowed by illness (constantly blowing and spitting snot out throughout the race), but I rode pretty well and would have likely been mid pack in previous races. Out here I was that guy that a few people clapped for at the end of my race..."Oh, look at the short, old, bald, kinda chubby, special needs guy finishing...good for him...way to go buddy!" Am I discouraged? No, on the contrary, I am motivated. I need to get my butt into shape. And as always, I start tomorrow!
|Feeling like crap at the start of the race...|
|Feeling even crappier during the race.|