With Cyclocross Nationals being in Bend, OR I figured I had to go. Knowing myself I thought racing motivation would be gone and the trip would be "one more race," filled with drinking beer and catching up with friends.
I was wrong. Since the Helena Cyclocross race I have been obsessed. Each week I become more focused on the race. I love racing and riding bikes, but never before have I been so motivated on one event. I've watched the course video a dozen times. I look at the registered rider list every other day. Everyone I talk to I pick their brain on training and equipment. What started as a half hazard fun time, has turned into a personal vision quest.
Why? I don't really know. Some things just strike a cord with people. Maybe it's because Montana is a small cross market and nationals is the closest thing to a scene vs. scene rivalry. Whatever the reason, I'm motivated and ready to rep MT at Nationals.
I may not come home with the podium but I will be giving it all I got repping the Rolling Thunder Crew, Team MTcx.com, and most importantly Cyclocross in Montana.
Stay tuned as I get some other MT racers opinions on the up coming races.
Everybody's Working for the Weekend....