No, not everyone is done, just me. I wish I could race year round, but at times we have to step back and look at what is best. Right now it’s the best decision financially, I mean I need money to race next year. But not all WOE-ians are done, I believe Kyle has another race left in him and I just found out Phil is egger to get one more in.
In my point of view the 2011 season was a huge disappointment, for me. In the winter months I put in countless hours to prepare for the season, only to get nothing in return. I constantly struggled with my bike and fought off an injury for a majority of the season, starting at the 3rd Johnny Cake race in late March. It was not until the Concord Crit and GMSR that I felt I was coming around. Even then in GMSR I was involved in three crashes, two of which banged my up a little, but I could keep on riding.
My goal for this year was to become a Cat 3., well unless they count coming in 5th out of the cat 4s in the men’s ¾ Saranac Lake Downtown Crit, I didn’t even get one Top ten. Meaning next year I have so much more work to do, to recover from this disaster of a season. As most of you and my teammates know, I never quite. What does this mean….this winter season is going to be hell for me, but there will be logic to my insanity.
Although there were many negatives, there were many positives throughout the season. Overall I believe I became a smarter racer and had a lot of fun. Perhaps the most fun was being a domestique for Kyle at GMSR. He finished 5th overall, so I’m just going to toot my own horn and say that was all me J .
Now it is time to get to the nitty gritty work of building the team for 2012. Lots of paper work to so and sponsors to find. So if you are interested in helping us out, PLEASE let us know. But even with all the paper work there is still time to play, aka building my new bike.
See you in 2012