This past Saturday Kelly and I headed over to Lucketts, VA for a wintery race, the Snotcycle. Lately, besides my commute into work, I've not been super motivated to hop on the bike for any amount of time. The single digit temperatures we've been having certainly make it a little harder to get excited for big rides!
So this race was a great reason to get out there and have some fun. I also figured once I got beat up on in the race, I might be just a little more likely to get out and ride more!
Well what a way to start the season! I entered the cat 1 field, and the singlespeed field to make the most of my time in the snow. With room for only two bikes, I used my singlespeed in both races, and Kelly was on her Scalpel in the women's Cat 1 race.
The race course was a fun 4 miles a lap or so, and it got gradually faster as we put more mileage onto it! By the end the snow was running pretty fast in a 10 inch strip, and if you went off that, it felt like you just hit a wall of snow!
I'm pretty sure everyone but the guy who flatted had a great day drifting through the snow and getting sideways! By the end of the day Kelly had placed second. I'm not sure where I placed, 5th in both races I think, but I did win some frozen toes!