Sometimes you just stink it up. That was the case last weekend at Monte Vista…

I hadn’t really ridden in the last few weeks due to a garage remodeling project, and it was evident within the first half-a-lap on Saturday. I had such bad arm pump I couldn’t even pull in the clutch.

Sunday wasn’t much better, although I attempted to warm up a little bit more before launching into race mode. Really what slowed me down on Sunday was clipping a t-post in the scoring chute with my left forearm. It was painful enough, I was pretty convinced I had broken it but after x-rays on Monday, I was cleared to go. Just quit being such a sissy.

I ended up 4th both days, and had to slog my way to the finish each time.

With the garage project nearing a close, I should have a couple of weeks to get my ass in gear and get ready for the next and last round at Espanola, NM. It’s not my favorite course, but it can be pretty fun if the conditions are good. Bracing myself for the whoops…