I had it all tonight. 2007 Missoula Cyclocross Race #3. My friends came to see me race which in my books is awesome. What really made the race tonight was the rain. I was shocked as much as the next racer but it started to rain. Finally, crossing in true style.
It was the rain that won tonight. Instead of taking this chance to race my heart out (literally), I raced defensively. I gained a position and defended it. I was not comfortable in the grass corners because I didn’t have any experience in it except for crashing last weekend in a grass corner.
So I raced defensively and it wasn’t until the last three laps that I started to hammer the course and pedal through the corners. The result of this tactic … 4th place. Sorry guys! I wasted a perfect opportunity.