One thing I have picked up though is Yoga. Something my wife has been trying to convince me for years how good it is, but of course have never given any credence to. Well I finally tried it. I have been going about once a week and have greatly enjoyed. It is really an efficient workout for me as I get to workout and stretch at the same time. But more on that later in a later post.
So with no expectations and waning fitness, I decided at the last minute to do the DAS Cx race (cancellation of a NYC trip freed up my weekend). Even on Saturday I was not sure I was going to race and so went for a hard road ride in that shitty cold rainy weather. On Saturday night I decided to race it, after Liz, who had designed the course for this race, told me the course would "not be a grass crit".
I got to the race venue on time even withtou speeding. It seemed low key though the lot was starting to pack up with cars. I was able to get two laps in for a warm up. The course was really fun with a gravel section, barriers (who were too close to each other to efficiently bunny hop), four (!) sand pit crossings, and longish gradual climb, a fast decent on a fire road, a covered bridge crossing, a couple of tight turns w/ a climb up to some log crossings (which were easily rideable), another fast decent, a section on a running track, a very steep unrideable climb (though I tried each lap), some twisty stuff on grass which brought you back to the start/finish area. It was a real nice mix of terrain and very creative use of the what the park had to offer. I think Liz used everything she could and with that kept the lap very entertaining and fun. And I am not saying this because it Liz, but this and Eco farm are now my favorite Cx courses.
It was really a fun course and can't wait to race it again next year! Nice job Liz!
PS: I just realized I never hit "publish" on this post, so here it is quite late....