After two disappointing days rolling around in Sea Otter's sand box, I finally felt like we had a chance to race. Yesterday's big show was barely one step shy of a World Cup field and I managed to pop my best result in a Big League XC to date, 21st overall, 6th American.
I had to try to maintain my focus throughout the race as I would look around and see only the world's best World Cup talent. "Oh, boy here we go again".... But this time it was different, I actually felt comfortable. At one point Adam Craig turned around and said "Nick "F@#%ing" Martini what the hell are you doing up here" I replied, "Catching you!". It's on boys....
Here's to getting dirty!
There are all kinds of bike geek distractions out here at the Otter.... I never thought I would say this, but this picture makes me wonder if it is a bummer we are powered by Shimano.