So I havent done one of theses blog things in a while and Im kinda bored right now so Im gonna write one. So pretty much I just finished up a brutal weekend of racing down in Deer Valley. This weekend was the NORBA National #4 race in Deer Valley and it was super tough. It all started out on Saturday with the cross country race which was I think the hardest race I have ever done. No joke. So me and the rest of the junior expers field rolled up to the start line thinking that we were only doin three laps of the 7 mile lap course, but the NORBA dude out of no where said we were doing four laps. I thought to my self "holy smokes im toast". The race started out really good and I had the hole shot out of the start and up the first climb. I felt strong the first lap and was sitting in about 10th place and not too far behind the leaders. By the second lap I was about the some spot and I was still feeling good. Everything was goin real good for me and on the third lap I gained a couple positions and closed the gap on some more riders.
At the start of the 4th lap I felt pretty strong and was able to catch some more but around half way through the lap I could feel some cramps coming on. I tried to spin them out and work through them but they were getting worse and all the sudden both legs cramped soooooooo bad. I couldnt ride so I got off my bike and tried to work them out. They eventully subsided so I got on my bike and kept riding but if I made any sudden weird movements or stood up they would lock up. So as of this point I was still sitting good in 7th place but i couldnt push it hard or else I would pay the price. My goal was just to finish in 7th. Some how I caught up to the kid in 6th place and was close on his tail coming down the last decent into the finish, but around the last corner before the pavement and finish line I tried to sprint past him. BAD IDEA! Everything locked up and i almost fell off my bike. Here is a sweet picture of the cramp.
It may look like Im smiling and goofin around but trust me Im not. so thats what went down in the cross country. I ended up getting 7th in Junior Expert 18 and under which I was stoked about because it was a national race. I still cant believe that they made us do four laps. The semi pros only did 3 and the only other catagory that did 4 was pro. It doesn't even make sense.
The next day (sunday) was the short track which went really good. I ended up getting 5th place and a podium spot so I was super stoked. It was just another typical short track which consisted of 20 minutes of pure suffering. below is a picture of me on the climb in the short track and the Junior Expert short track podium.
Well this weekend is over and the sufferin had ended for a while. Right now im in a little ghetto hotel in the middle of nevada with my family on our way to Sonoma for the National Championships. We went to this casino cuz we were bored and uhhhhhh the people in the casoino were uhhhh let me just say that they made me feel really good about myself. well im tired and need some sleep so I'll keep you updated on what goes down in Sonoma. Wish me luck!