Lincoln Park Crit
When attacking first lap into a 30 mph headwind, the most important thing to remember is to make sure someone gets a photo of it before shooting out the back.
(photo by @taticycles)
Red Hook Crit
qualifying lap time = 152/250
Not enough for the final, but the best i could do. Contrary to popular belief, I gave it everything I had, and honestly, that’s all I could ask of myself. Not making the finals was kind of a relief, the qualifying heat and atmosphere up to that point was crazy intense. My heart rate for the entire week leading up to Red Hook was definitely stuck at 150. Its exciting to attempt things that you have NO idea what to expect, or that everyone is telling you you’re going to die.
The riding itself was amazing, super fast, you have to be incredible comfortable on a track bike, in the drops, going really fast, in whatever terrible weather there is. Its definitely not for the faint of heart and I wouldn’t recommend it to people who fixate on crashing a lot.
I rode rollers like all the cool kids.
I tried in vain to hold the wheels of some euro dudes and Brian Ellison
I saved so many watts though with my giro air attack shield. So watt. Such aero.
We went to a bunch of coffee shops. Tar Pit, a french pastry place in DUMBO.
I have great teamclubmates. something like 12 people came just to watch. Lots of great support, everyone is awesome.
All in all though, if i had to sum up the entire weekend. I’d have to say its this one.
- My awesome aunt and cousins who put us up for the weekend, and pretty much made me seem like a spoiled brat.
- My awesome best friend and sister and her boyfriend who came out to watch me look as cool as possible.
- Erin Young and friends who helped create a sick roller island in the athlete camp, and hung out with us.
NOW, i’m not saying local races aren’t awesome, or that I belonged in the race or whatever. People have literally told me that I had no business attempting it. But whatever. It was the most fun I’ve had on a race weekend in awhile. And I’m saying that after I spent the weekend in michigan with great friends and two awesome dogs and snow and wilderness and stuff.
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more will be added in the coming days.