It's 5 days before the start of my final serious race of the season, the Bradbury 12. The race sold out a couple of weeks ago so, for the first time in it's young life, the BB12 will be hosting 300 adventurous souls this Saturday.
A couple weeks ago I decided that I needed to up my hours to prepare for the race but after two whopping 2.25 hour rides in the last week and a half (plus one commute I think) I've decided to throw in the towel and just do what I've been doing all season. Going in unprepared and flying by the seat of my pants. It's worked so far this season so why mess with a winning strategy???
There are 17 dudes pre-reg'd in the solo ss class so things will be a bit tough this year. I don't know a bunch of the names but there are a few that may be serious problems. First Chris Gendron, last year's second place finisher is back. He was either riding with me or ahead of me for the first half of last year's race so he'll certainly be a force to be reckoned with. Also there are Dan Ward and Ryan Littlefield, two dudes who have and can (in Ryan's case quite often) beat me in xc races. Then there is Steve Wagner who, if he doesn't beat me on the bike can crush my skull between his biceps and forarms so I'll definitely be treating him nice... And finally, there's Kaj Huld the 2010 EFTA ss champion. I have no idea of his endurance abilities but I'm sure he's coming ready to rock.
See you all Saturday!