Sunday, September 28, 2008

I apologize...

First off I am sorry to anyone who might actually read my blog. I know it has been a long time, and frankly I just lost motivation to write. but I will bring you up to speed on what has happened since my last post.

Ryan and I headed up north on a road trip starting with the "East Coast National" at Wyndham mountain in New York. It turned out to be a super awesome course! I was able to pull out a XC win and finished 2nd in ST. The next weekend was in Vermont for the National Championships. This course didn't favor me as well as the New York course did but still was able to pull out some decent finishes. I finished second in the XC race by about 10 feet( I was leading and then was out descended at the finish and lost the sprint) and got 5th in the ST race. The last weekend of our adventure was in Fontana, North Carolina, for the Fontana Dam Jam. This is always an awesome event! I had a decent saturday night short track finishing 8th or 9th and then Sunday was my first Pro/Semi Pro race. I led the first quarter mile and then needless to say I ended up in 10th( out of 11). My performance took a plunge after the first two races but I wasn't complaining.

Now on to the most recent happenings!
Two weeks ago was the first Florida State Championship Race in Gainesville, FL. After a really bad start I was able to chase up to the 6th spot and hold it steady to the finish. at first I wasn't too satisfied I will admit, but then after seeing the all star cast of riders we had out there, I am not complaining.
Now today on the other hand, well it was... SAAAWEEEEET!!! The race was in fernandina Beach at some awesome trails! My start was definetly better, and I soon found myself in a pack of 4 including, Robert Bounds, Trent Maddox, and Martin Cox. After trying to race smart for the first 3 laps, heading into the last lap I attacked going into the woods, and was able to stick it all the way to the finish, and came within 5 seconds of catching Andy Mills who finished 2nd! So I guess what I am trying to say is, Today was in my opinion my best career finish. I just can't wait for the next one in Tallahassee in two weeks....