is being put on by Dan Marshall who organizes the Ontario Marathon Series .
Spent the evening on Saturday getting all the gear ready to go for the morning. And of course deciding 10pm the night before is the night to mount a new rear tire in the 26x2.2 flavour.In hopes of it maybe making up a bit for lack of training. Bike doping if you will.
And woke up to minus 4 and there having been a frost. Hmm... maybe the mud will be less. After a quick load of gear and a bit of dawdling it was of to the Sangers Silo to see if I recall how to race or should just go back to slacking again like Dicky.The only thing of the day was ...no expectations.
Keep in mind Team NFI Racing is not of the Sausage Suit wearing fraternity or is that cult??
So after much delay it was finally to the line and off we where sent by Dan. Since I wasn't really race ready this was more of a good hard ride that eventually evolved. Evolved thanks to the conditions. Because with it warming up the frost thawed and everything turned to mud. So the no race plan or expectations became the plan as the claggy mud...it's more like what one finds in the UK. Or so I have been told. So the whole plan of trying to be smooth and keep the flow became the way to go.
As 5 riders in my age group on the first lap where taken out simply by the mud. So while I admit I was worried that running a 2.2 instead of a 2.3 as I had made an error in ordering turned out to be the right choice. As being slightly smaller gave the rear wheel more mud room to function.
Unfortunately no podium pic of me on the 3rd step. Maybe it is for the best as I wasn't exactly following the Dicky podium rules. Due to the failure to plan there was no Guinness for the podium.
Now to begin actual training for East Cup #2 in Cornwall on May 11th.