I havent gotten around to posting about my experience at Red Hook. I fucked up during the qualifying round and that automatically kicked me off the list of making to to the main race.
I went 500% off on the first lap.. Why did i do it? i have no idea. I guess in my head i thought we were racing for 20 minutes and the winner(s) make it to the main race with the time they finished. Smart right? No. You have 20 minutes to get a fast enough time. The first lap is pretty much a neutral lap. I didnt realize this until i was almost hyperventalating after i got off the course at 62 place on the RHC app.. ugh (they only took the top 85 fastest times. And i knew the last qualifying round would have taken me off the list completely. And it did).
Michael Martin (MASH transit) is a good friend. Hes always caught me in my most calm state when it has come to racing. Always at the point where im going to pass out. The rain has never bothered me when im on my bike. But because of the efforts i was putting in for the qualifier had me breathing so hard. I still think today that my lungs were almost frozen. I could prepare my insides for this type of extreme condition. ANYWAYS i learned what i did wrong. Im moving forward and now saving for Barcelona in August. Mikes skills behind the camera have me in awe once again