We had a crummy week of rainy weather and it was a nice surprise to have sun on race day. I was pumped to race, not hiding the fact that there is always a great cash prize for the winner. Domarski Farm is one of not to many races where men and women are treated equally and it's highly appreciated. Most races have less of a payout to the women. Every little bit helps in this sport. So the gun went off and we started the race and usually I'm not a big fan of fast starts where you push yourself way beyond normal limits but today was ok and I felt good. Just when I started getting into my rhythm, relaxed a little and being glad to be out there I hear a little "ppssss" and then I knew I was in trouble. Crap I just got a flat tire. So I tried staying focused on changing it I realized that my super light "racing" tube is not that easy to work with, so I had some trouble with it...real PRO :( I was good to go and even it felt like an hour went by I still had lots of hopes! I jumped on my bike trying to make up time . I started going fast around a sharp corner and I heard that annoying "psssst" again....?! I couldn't believe that! So this is it... Had to walk over an hour back to the venue. That completely sucked! My favorite race and I couldn't even ride the whole loop :(
Have to wait till next year!
I took my time getting home and stopped in Hotchkiss Mobile Shop. www.artmobiles.com I love their art and spent over an hour talking to the owners and admiring their unique work. We have some of their things at home but I just love to look for more :) Sandra gave me some good ideas along with a coffee and dessert. I could of spent all day there. Check it out next time your passing thru West Stockbridge Mass.
I also got spoiled by Rachel's deserts that evening... I really treated myself that day:) Thanks Rach!
My favorite racing partner - Mike, passed on the trip. He is desperately taking some time off the bike and trying to heal his damaged ankle after the crash on the group ride. I feel very sorry for him because he worked really hard through the winter and is anxious to race again. Also its nice to have someone to train with and help with motivation.Looking forward to my next race. Hopefully I used all of my bad luck for this year! Enough is enough!
Thanks for reading!
Have fun on the bike :)