Racing calendar going down the drain
Racing around here is terrible. Other parts of the country have multiple series going on. Choices of 2-3 races every week all within 2hrs driving.
There are some precious few races around here that I can get to. I start filling them in on my calendar only to find several conflicts with work related conferences that I have to go to. A real bummer.
I'm on the plan. Riding in the cold. Sweating in the basement. Gritting teeth, head down working it hard. Only for a handful of races a year. It's a tough sell sometimes mentally. I try to think long term and not just focus on one year only. Hard work is cummulative that will pay dividends two and three years out. But it still tough when I might miss the biggest race of the year.
What can you do? Racing/riding has its place in the pecking order, and it's behind family and work. I am thankful for a flexible schedule that allows me to train like I do now so I guess I'd rather take that and give up a race here and there.
Races I know about
May 7 Middle Mountain Momma-Douthat * conflict with work
June 4 - Hoo Ha *conflict with Better Ride Advanced camp, will probably race don't know yet
July 16 VA Commonwealth games. *Not sure of mtn bike events yet
Aug 13 - VA Derailer series Rocky mnt. * potential work conflict
Aug 26 - VA Derailer Danville *Long drive, not sure if I'll go.
Sept 10 - VA Derailer Peaks View *another long drive
Sept 23 - VA Bedford * I missed this last year. Hope I can make it
Oct 1 Poor mtn hill climb
Oct 8 Rowdy Dawg * No date set yet, just guessing. Home town race.