Last week was the NCCX in Hendersonville. The last race of 2012. I finished up with a Win on saturday and second spot on the podium on Sunday. The results were good, the feelings honestly were not. Saturday early in the race I got a good gap. On a normal or good weekend I feel I should have been able to hold that gap until the end of the race, but it came down to a last lap attack...a little close for comfort.
Sunday same thing. An early gap, the group of three caught me a lap later and then I made 2 mistakes in the mud and Kerry Werner from BMC was gone. Again on a good weekend I feel I should have been able to close the gap and race for the win, but not this Sunday. A little disspointed with the form, but happy with the points and the results.
After the race I spent a few days at mom and dads house to try to recoup. It was pretty darn relaxing. By Wednesday I was feeling better and headed out for an amazing gravel road ride w/ the crew from Athens Bicycle. Unfortunately I woke up Thursday morning with a bit of a head cold and it has only gotten worse. During the drive home I went through a box of Kleenex and a bottle of hand sanitizer. I think my body was fighting this beast off before I even left for Portland...I finally lost. Time to rest up. 3 weeks and 2 races to go.
This morning I am feeling a little better, but probably only because I just watched one of the best CX races of my life. Its the start of the Christmas period in Belgium. Tomorrow is a World Cup in Namur. The 26th is the World Cup in Zolder and somewhere else they'll squeuze in Diegem, Baal, and Loenhout along with some others. Check out www.cyclingfans.com for the daily listings and links to watch the races live. I think they are usually on around 8:00am central time. If you missed today you should at least check out the last lap and the sprint finish.