Am I nervous? Maybe a little, but mostly I'm psyched to travel down to Southern Utah, rip the whoop-de-doos on the Gem trail, and hang out with friends for the weekend.
Being a somewhat competitive person, in order to have fun, I'm going to have to go into this race accepting of where I am at, both physically and mentally. I'm not in bad shape by any means, but I am only 6.5 weeks out from my last surgery and I have done exactly 5 legitimately hard efforts since March. That said, I will not put any limit on what I believe I can accomplish on the bike in the future. Next weekend, next year, and beyond........
Even though this weekend will mark my technical 'return' to racing, I am not planning on racing anymore this fall. Instead, I will continue to allow my body to heal from this year while I work on building back some of the muscle and strength that I lost. Stay tuned for exciting things to come......
and since I don't have any new photos, I will post some photos from the last time I raced in Frog Hollow.
Racing down Gem trail in 2010
Sun rising over the plateaus
Beautiful sunset in Southern Utah