this time next sunday night the 24 hours of vail lake (temecula, ca) will be done and i'll have a real gauge of how the season is starting... right now the bike is at the shop waiting to be packed to ship to california and the doubts are setting in.
training started well this year, plenty of base miles, lots of good rides on the road. the last month's been pretty crazy with moving and i've been lucky to get out on the bike a couple times a week... when i have time, temperatures fall and the skies open.
how will it go? who knows. i've only been a mountain bike a couple of times this year but what the hell, it'll be fun. heck, it'll be worth the trip just for the weather.