Blog contribution by o2fitness Hot Shot, Travis Boucher. Enjoy the Read...
They changed the start order so I ended up almost dead last out of 47 kids. I had to catch up on the levy. It was very chaotic at the start and I had to dodge people. One kid crashed by the recycling bins. I almost face planted because I nearly was shoved off into a picnic table on the first tight turn.
After the levy, I had to pace myself because of the two laps. I did good on my first lap but my second lap was a different story. On every hill my legs burned. Thankfully, my training helped me stay strong on my second lap and I didn't drop too badly. Sadly, right at the end I was passed by two kids. One I was able to go back and forth with but the other one was gone.
I tried my best and finished 7th out of 47 HS Novice. Thanks to Team RC for the support and Roseville Cyclery for keeping my bike in great condition. I'm looking forward to the next race.