Man, with the weather finally getting nice here, it feels like summer has finally begun and I was starting to feel good about the prospects of the rest of the summer until it sort of dawned on my that we're nearly halfway through August! How in the world did this happen and why wasn't I notified!?!? Seriously, all of my early season goals have gone out the window and I've had to reassess my goals for the rest of the race season. In the winter I had made this weekend's Hampshire 100 one of my major goals. I've won my age class both years and really wanted to vie for the overall this year but given current conditioning and the fact that we still don't have heat or siding on our house yet, I've decided to bag it for this year. One more weekend away from home all to get schooled on a non-single speed friendly course just didn't seem to make sense. Oh well, there is always next year.
I've also been forced to shelve my GRRRRR plans as well. I had planned on hosting the event sometime late next month but, again, with how things are rolling this year I just don't see it happening. Instead, I'm going to focus on getting it set up for next season which will mean a better organized/more fun event. Our house will be done (honest!) so there will be plenty of place to party/crash and I'll have more time to dial in the loops and do any needed trail work. AND it takes some pressure off of me for this year and since I was planning this as a fun event for me that makes all the sense in the world.
On another topic, if any of you locals (wheels) is interested, I'm hitting up the Camden race course after work tomorrow (Friday) so if you're interested in the tour, give me a shout.