I came to the clear realization this weekend that I need to pull the plug.
So in order to meet a new low level of Suck I managed to crash out of the race this weekend before the race even started. Below is my small contribution to the aesthetic of the New Jersey course--a knot in the course tape. Anyone ever failed a line sooooooooo miserably as to T-bone course tape? Course tape, as I understand it, is meant to parallel the course and maybe, just maybe, a racer might tangle a handlebar in it or skim it with a thigh.
Head straight through it? Freakin' A....
On my final warmup--feeling good by the way--I pushed my comfort level on a steep dropoff, lost my line through the roots, and bounced way off course at the bottom, through the tape, and into a variety of items that were not meant to come in contact with a bicycle on this day.
Yes, [bow to audience] Thank you very much for playing.
Other than this little detail, everything was peachy. Some pictures to prove it.
Done racing (if that's what this was?) for the year. I've cancelled plans for Farmington and Trenton. Time to practice and work out a few things. Kisses.