The pic at left is from HERE. The title is "Flow". Pretty good theme for this coming race.
2 days away from the race that I've been working toward for the last 5 months! Ok, so that's a bit dramatic. It's not like my life stopped and all I did was train. Nor is it like my life depends on how I do in this race. But to be honest, I really really want to do well. The thing is... I don't need to prove anything to myself or to others. I'm good with all that. So I'm trying to figure out why this means so much to me. On the other hand, do I really need to figure that out? I mean, isn't it just ok to do it b/c I want to and I enjoy it? Yeah... I think that's ok. So that's what I'm goin with.
Tying up some business in Bend today and then heading out to Sunriver to get set-up at the house. My friend and collegue Lynne S. and her family have a mackdaddy house there and they were kind enough to let my family and I use it for the race as well as the week after! BIG shout-out to Lynne! You ROCK Lynnie!
My bike had a bit of trauma the other day. It was skipping gears so I took it into my LBS. Some of the teeth on the big chain ring were bent... no problem right? Replace the big ring and we're good to go. WRONG! They didn't have the appropriate parts and couldn't get them in before I left last night. SO... the guys did some of their magic and made it work. I was a bit stressed yesterday... but overnight I realized that there's really nothing I can do about it... all I can do it race my race and thinking about that will just distract me. It's good to let go... I don't have to control everything.
All my gear's together and I'm ready to go. I have a short brick to do today and then tomorrow I'll hook up with Drew and Jim, get registered, get the bikes dropped off in transition, then hunker down with my family until race morning!
Detailed race report will come sometime next week!
Thanks for all the support out there!