Wednesday, 18 June
It's been a week of "je ne sais quoi" feelings. First there was "I don't know what the heck is up with my stomach, but it hurts ALL the time." Thankfully, I seem to be over that but I'm being careful what I eat and drink--does that mean no beer and french fries the night before Friday's road race? :( Then there was the warm fuzzy but wholly intangible feeling leaving Sunday's race about what a great bike racing community was there, and at the crit the night before, and a realization of how infrequently I get that warm fuzzy feeling at races closer to home. Monday there was a WTF reaction to some self-interested (not this self) maneuvering. Yesterday and today there was a lot of vituperative (that's a big word for "pissy") email from some of the bike racing community closer to home.
But ha ha, y'all. Now I'm embarking on "je sais quoi precisement," which is sort of French for at least I know what I'm getting into at Elkhorn. A long drive and a lot of fun. One of my Elkhorn-newbie teammates (not the math major!) did some math and figured out the women's field could have 70 riders. That's, like, double the usual. And separate scoring for 1-2s, 3s, and 4s. I'll try to post some updates from my coveted spot at the bottom of GC! [Oh wait, must amend that sentence or Candi will think I'm a slacker.] I'll try to post some updates on my very best attempts to NOT be at the bottom of GC!