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The punishment ends at long last...(3 posts)

The punishment ends at long last...Farmpunker
Nov 20, 2002 5:12 PM
Howdy forum,
My first cross season is now over and done with. I did my final race last Sunday. And what an extra-torture session it was. Snow, mud, cold. Snowy cold and wet grassy course slowly churned into tracked mud, which was slightly clay-ish. I got beat by a guy on a full suspension mountain bike, and it wasn't an XC fs, either. Out of my five races, this was the one where I really did think I was going to quit. Must have been hard, because even Morati looked tired afterward.
Anyhow, the race was the right end note for my year. It was all damn fun, and I'm already thinking about next year. I see actual training and practice in my future. And... a new bike. Because it can't all be me, can it? If nothing else next year I plan on avoiding the title of nicest bike mated to slowest pilot. A twisted kind of training incentive.
So, thanks to everyone who gave me advice. Extra thanks to Mr and Miss Morati. And good luck this weekend, Morati.
Final Thoughtsmorati
Nov 20, 2002 6:15 PM
Way to go Nathan. You finished your first season and never quit a race. That last one was torture, I almost quit myself on the second lap. Toughest race of the year no doubt about it. The first season is always the hardest though. If you stick with it I'm sure you will see a big improvement by next year. (My first season of racing MTB's I was finishing at the back of the sport category and after one season of winter training I managed to move into the top ten. Ahhh, memories.) Take this winter to do some training since things are slow on the farm make plans for next year. Best of Luck. John K.
Final Thoughtsatpjunkie
Nov 20, 2002 9:04 PM
have a good off season. way to hang tough. Remember it's all for fun, we're doing what we did when we were 11. It keeps ya young for sure