Friday, October 15, 2010
2010: The Year in Review Part II
I approached this one differently as I went out much slower and put less pressure on myself to try to take the race into my hands early. I wanted to see if I could come up from the back later in the race with conservation of energy being the focus, rather than "give it all up and then hold on!". I found that I had so much fun handling the race this way and the alone time in the trail was sublime. There's something about riding over night that bonds you to the bike and to what you're doing. I loved it and was able to rally late in the race closing on the leader, but not enough to grab the win. I'd settle for 2nd and be very pleased at the same time. A great way to end vacation.