4th in age, 9th overall. i was happy with that. i've set a new goal for myself but can not share as it's not nice. long weekend coming up. nice that it appears to be the first mem day without rain. rant so what's up with people not riding in the classes they are suppose to be in. we all hate sandbaggers. but what's up with riding in elite when it's REAL clear they should be a class or TWO lower? elite level is just that- elite athletes. racing in elite category if you are getting lapped once and sometimes twice by people in your own class to me means you need to drop a class. especially in elite. what's your reason? miles? races aren't to get miles in, get your miles in before the race. mistake? okay i'll give you that, but not season after season. just wanting to say you're elite? i won't even comment on that. get a clue. how do you expect to get any better? over john did pretty good. rookie mistake. didn't bring a gel, or is that a pride mistake... most rookies have tons of gels in their jersey pockets. so he bonked going into the last lap and probably lost over 5 minutes. i'm sure he won't make that mistake again. ride tonight? mesa. hopefully. ride tomorrow palos? hopefully. just found out i've got three weeks vacation! woo freakin' hoo! what should i do with it. i have to take a week off. which week? i need to plan. bummer john doesn't have a week. wisconsin rapids WORS #4 in two weeks. never done that one before. hopefully super fun happy slide. just need to get to the singletrack first!