|You better start from the start.|
But that’s nothing compared to the time I invested in cycling last weekend, which in turn will pale in comparison to the time I invest next weekend. The Crystal Lake Classic—WORS race number 2 of 12—is 208 miles from home. I’ll head to Rhinelander on Saturday for the pre-ride, camp overnight, then race on Sunday—a 30- to 36-hour period during which my whole existence will revolve around the race and the activities that support it.
The training plan for this week is pretty specific: I need to work on my start. The Rhinelander course begins with a fairly long stretch of gravel road before the first section of singletrack. In theory, that should be a good fit for me. Time to lock out the suspension fork and see what kind of sprint I can produce on a 29er.