The Grand Prix was this weekend and although I toyed with the idea of doing it, I quickly reminded myself that I hadn't put in nearly as much training as what would be needed. Even in the novice division. I would have been a joke in other words although I have no problem coming in last. It is the attempt that counts. Then another thought hit me. I am sooooo not comfy in cycling packs that this race would have been my worst nightmare. Here's why.
A downhill excelleration at 60kph in a pack = terror.
Terror = this.
However, a hill climb in a pack is not so fear instilling. I'd still be at the back though. Probably crying.
Maybe by next year I will be able to join the novice ranks. Their average speed for this 2000ft ascent is between 28 and 36. My average is still in the lower 20's I believe. I will confirm later tonight as I did in fact do the race loop once the actual race was over and I recorded all my numbers.
Grand Prix - by Jeffrey Furry