I’m not a difficult person to get along with normally but the next few days are going to be hell on the people around me.
In February 1988 I achieved the pinnacle of my cycling career with a 4th place in the Sprint at the Elite State Championships. In March 2008, 20 years and 1 month later, I repeated my performance taking 4th in the Sprint at the Masters State Championships.
Why will I be horrible for the next few days? It goes a little something like this…
I got rolled in straight heats in the semi-final by a far superior rider. I knew that was coming, although he did compliment me after on pushing him all the way to the line and missing out by less than half a length both times.
Then it came to my bronze medal ride. I won the first round by a good half length. I then lost the second round by about 4 inches. Round 3 was a disappointment with a 2 length loss to a wiley competitor.
My scratch race was rained out and will be run next weekend at the beginning of the race program for the final carnival of the season.