So this was an interesting day! I started off with a training run before heading to Bonelli Park in San Dimas for round one of the Cannondale Triple Crown, which was the second stop on USA Cycling’s Pro XCT series.
Not having done any pro mountain bike races before, I didn’t even have a ranking so had to start at the back of the field! Then I missed a pedal at the start and dropped even further back and thought, “Ugh, this is going to be a long day!” With nothing to lose, I just hammered it!
Long story short, I overtook all the Olympians and pros in the field to cruise to a hard fought victory – surprising everyone, but mostly myself! As a result, I’ve now put more pro mountain bike races on the schedule for 2013!
Photo is of my best bud Tammy at the finish; obviously neither of us can quite believe what just happened!