Another tough one today. I finished 43rd, but was pretty disappointed. I was way too tentative on the start. I really didn't want to go down. When we hit the dirt I couldn't go and instantly recognized the feeling from New Jersey....too much tire pressure. So I swapped bikes and ask the mechanics to let a little air out. B bike was the same as the A so I had to get another pit bike before I could start going any good. 2.5 laps later I was racing, but down the start stretch starting the 3rd lap nobody was in sight. I put my head down and started going and was closing gaps pretty good. With 5 laps to go I thought I would be lapped on the 4th to go....but then I started going even better. Passed 15 - 20 guys, but then the roar of the crowd started getting louder.
I think the legs and the fitness are good. I'm looking forward to Baal. I think it's going to be muddy and technical. Loenhout was just a muddy straight tractor pull. The drive home was long with construction, traffic and more Belgie Radio. We spent the evening with the power washer in hand and feeding euros into the laundry mat. Tomorrow is a rest day and the Thurs will be a good prep day for Fridays race in Baal and the final race in Sint Niklaas. Thanks for reading.