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Monday, November 9, 2009

A lot has been happening in the past week including a trip to Houston. Houston seems like a great area and would be an awesome place to live, the only down side is that the mountain biking scene is pretty scarce because lets face it...Houston is flat...Bummer! After returning to Blacksburg the majority of my Saturday was spent setting up for a weekend of racing, the cycling team was hosting the annual Tech Cross. The weekend consisted of two days of racing, Saturday night under the lights with races beginning at 5PM and running until 10:30, and a set of day races the following morning. I decided to race Saturday night and it was a blast. I raced Men's Collegiate C's since the B race did not have a longer race and I thought the field would be more fun in the C's. The race went well, I went hard out of the whole shot and found myself in 3rd with two Tech riders behind me. The race progressed well and I felt good and managed to secure third with about 2 laps left in the race. Racing under the lights is certainly a bit risky as visibility was low and the course can be hazardous in the day, let alone if you don't know it and race at night. It was a fun time and I really enjoyed the race.

The parts of the race that weren't under the rec field lights were guided by Christmas lights, it did make for a dizzying effect but was pretty cool when you were watching!

An off-camber turn that a lot of folks found themselves on the ground by, probably the trickiest part of the entire coarse and having a flash go off when you're riding it makes it more difficult!

T-minus 5 days until the Richmond Marathon, I'm excited and nervous, can't wait to see how it turns out!

The Cadillac Ranch got painted yellow and stenciled LIVESTRONG on all the Cadillacs, pretty sweet!
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Anonymous ,  November 11, 2009 at 4:58 AM  

Thanks for the update... love the course lit up with christmas lights.... Hope things went well yesterday.. I will see you in a couple days.... Final prep run this morning went well.

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