Today I had my best World Cup ever, 6th. Man it was awesome. I turned myself inside out and thought I was going to blow up for sure but somehow only managed to have about 5 or 10 minutes of a bad patch and then I was going good again. The Dart of course had to upstage me and almost win the race. Sauser got him by 9 seconds though at the finish but 2nd place at a World Cup is amazing.
I was breathing so hard the whole race I could barely tell Steve whether I wanted Coke or regular Mix even at the end of the race. Cedric Ravnel attacked me on the last lap and I thought I could bring him back for the last podium spot be he was too strong.
Absalon shot off this wooden BC style bridge berm we had on our course on the first lap. Since it was muddy and wet the bridge was really slick and didn't have any of the usual chicken wire for traction on it. I was sitting in about 8th position at that point and was glad I saw him climbing back onto the trail or I would have probably thought the bridge was fine.
Tomorrow the Dart and I are hoping to do a long ride and hit the Ann Caroline trail a few times. It's a DH trail from the top of the mountain down to the town of Mansana. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to climb up on the road and less then 15 minutes to descend back down on a sweet trail.
I wonder what Meg and Winston are doing right now....