Hope that everyone's Thanksgiving was bountiful and joyous!
I thought that I'd catch up on my racing, and provide some entertainment.
This year has given me plenty to be thankful for; in life, as well as racing.
In the major CX series that will include the State Championship on Dec. 1, I've won the first four races. With a good showing at State's, I should be able to wrap up the series, with the final race on Sunday as backup if needed. I have a good shot at the Championship, but a rider who has been tearing up the 35+ guys this year is racing in the 45+ race, as he has turned 45(race age) this year.
In the series that I won last year, I got creamed in two 35+ races, and a forth & second in 45+.
In the Eagle Island series, I was leading in 45+ going into the last of three races, and the video shows what happened next.
( action starts around 1:40 or so )
The first clip is me getting taken out by the banner pole at the end of the 35+ which I'd raced after DNFing in the 45+. I'd turned to jokingly ask the race official if I could go home now, and over the bars I go.
In the crash, I'd buggered my knee up enough that I pulled out. After some time riding around, I figured that the knee was good enough to have a go in the 35+race. Turns out it wasn't. I made it thru the race OK, but two days later, it was the size of a cantalope. Now, after lots of ice and rest, all is well. Went for a mtb ride after an early turkey dinner, and it's good to go.
I hope that you all have much to be grateful for, and that you enjoyed sharing some of my leftovers.