Saturday, 19 May 2007

This course makes me smile

I stole this pic from Rob Jones at Canadian Cyclist, don't tell him. Cool shot though.
We awoke to killer weather for Bromont, sunshine and warmth, definitely welcome after yesterdays rainfall, but not enough to dry the course up in the slightest...oh well, I love playing in the mud.

I honestly wasn't expecting too much, being my first Canada Cup of the year, and after my last two weeks of field school...sitting on my ass for 14 hours a day in front of the computer....stellar. Not too worried about about call up, figured all positions would be called based on UCI points, I hung out near the back, I don't have many right now. Half way through call up though, they just said, 'and the rest of the elite womens field'..great, dead last..oh well. Had a great start, moved my way quickly up to the top five and the rest is history. Definitely feeling the last two weeks on the climbs, I continuously lost time to the other girls, but was able to make up some of it on the fast techy downhills.....the dh's in the xc course here are absolutely amazing. By the middle of the third lap I found myself in fourth place and that's where I stayed for the rest of the race.

After a long fiasco with results and being first posted as a DNF, I finally got my position sorted out....that's always a little stressful..damn it, I worked hard for the forth place.

Cleaned my bike up, it was pretty nuked from the peanut butter and soupy mud combo...great for the drivetrain. The Shimano guys were supper nice and set me up with a new set of rear brake pads because mine were completely GOOOONE. Thanks.

They've set up a little sprint course for tomorrow, might go give that a try if it's not raining too much.


M.E. said...

Great result Mical!! wish I could bust out something that great after being in field school for a couple of weeks. awesome :)
I'll see you at the races

Mical said...

Thanks Mary Ellen. Hope your sumer is going good so far, having lots of fun :)

BikingBakke said...

you're doing well for 14 hours a day in front of a computer, I can attest that that isn't "ideal" training... just don't make a habit of it!