Well, it was equally as much of a suffer-fest the second time around as the first time – and on a “hilly” course profile no less – BAH.

There was 6 racers in my heat this time around and although I was able to eek out a 3rd place finish in this heat (only managed to edge out Jerry by 10ft and .86 seconds!), the first and second place guys were LIGHT YEARS ahead. It’s very humbling when you go against crit riders who have been doing this kind of racing consistantly for the entire year – or decade… Fatguy – Me – comes along and expects to be a contendor – or at least SOMEWHERE in the ball park but not so much…

In any case, it’s only the 2nd week and I have a history of having setting my expectations for everything I do pretty damn high – so we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks. Good news is, my avg wattage from the “days of old” are about 50 to 60 watts higher than what I’ve output the last two stages, so at least I know I’m capable of being amongst the top group. Suffice to say, I hate sucking at the bike – I’m not used to it – I don’t like it.

Stage 3 is a time-trial this Saturday (tomorrow – YIKES), so let’s see what the ol’ lungs and legs can do tomorrow 😉

Stay tuned.

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