and so it is with time trials and me. i used to have some pretty good top end. years have passed, i changed my riding style, hurt my back, sat out a few seasons, and am now trying to get back to those days of top end.
i'm doing the elkhart series now, and as i look at my results for the season, i see this: in four races, my time has improved from 19'05" to 16"15" in three months. i've gone from finishing 16th overall to 3d [5th overall--OUCH! way to go, lane and kurt!!]
but i'm just third [fifth], and that [REALLY] bites. so to me, no matter how it looks to others, i'm not happy with my results. the only one happy tonight was lippold, who won. and i'm sure if pressed, he'd say there was something he could have done better.
but it's not a race of truth--it's balls, and mine [clearly] aren't there yet.
[note: these are corrections made AFTER official results are posted. damn! ]
[ i want to sincerely thank the kind all9yards moms and kids who played with nyla while i raced tonight. if not for you and your loving and caring attention, i wouldn't have been able to ride. and, really, that's all i had in mind tonight--just ride the bike, get some series points. but once i got going, it felt pretty good going fast.]