So not a lot has happened over break except for commuting to Ripon every day to nanny since I don’t really have a place to stay there. My gas tank really likes sucking up a lot of my gas and money, but other than that it hasn’t been too bad…just tiring.
The reason I’m writing is to share some of my own good news despite the lack of support from my family for my sport: Cycling. I was approached and offered to ride for a team this summer. The same person also is sponsoring me through the team to race in Florida in February! I am stoked. It’s a 12 hour endurance mountain bike race and I’ll be doing it as a duo. It’s a lemans start which means you run about a quarter mile to your bikes which are positioned at the start line. I guess I’ll have to practice sprints and then hopping onto my bike and ride for 12 hours! Anyways, all my expenses are paid for like my flight and lodging. Pretty cool…free weekend to Florida to race mountain bikes…any cyclists fantasy!
I’m also for sure going to North Carolina for spring break which will be awesome. We’ll train on the roads in the mountains that entire week averaging between 50 to 100 miles of riding per day. Talk about saddle rash but it will be SO worth it. I’m also going to plan on bringing my mountain bike as well so that I can ride the sweet trails they have in the mountains.
So there’s cycling highlights for February and March, then road season begins through April and my first WORS mountain bike race is May 1st and then I’ll be racing every weekend after that until collegiate mountain bike season starts. I love this. This is my life. I don’t have time for stupid games or foolish boys. Nothing can get into the way of my love and passion for cycling.
I’m happy when I’m on my bike. =]