Thursday, June 2, 2011
Canada Cup Baie St. Paul, UCI Cat. 1 Elite
Canada was a mud fest shit show. I ran at least as much as I road. I could run uphill faster than ride. Especially if you slipped out or crashed. 25k race. 1/2 running?? This is was not really a mtb race. What can you do. It has been raining for 3 weeks, and it was raining for the race. 34th out of 68? Finish where you start. Right smack in the middle. Rear brakes to the bar(metal on metal). Many people had the same problem. XTR 2011 brake pads do not exist. Which is messed up. Fortunately they are so close to the Elixirs that I used those pads Monday riding at Kingdom Trails. I think it will work until can get some XTR pads. I might have to swap the brakes off the Van Dessel for this weekends NUE Mohican 100.
It took me the entire day Tuesday to clean everything up.
Good times Hanging out with the Quebec Crew, Katrina, Tommy, and Chris in St. Anne. Thanks again to Marie and her Mom for putting us up.
We put in a mtb ride at Kingdom on Monday, and I got the new bike sorted out(handle bars lowered) since I basically just ran next to it on Sunday. Yeah, we ate at Miss Lynndonville Diner post Kingdom ride.
Lots of compliments on the new Burns Racing Kit.
Heading out to Ohio today for the NUE Mohican 100.
I think my shoes finally dried out.