Thursday, September 04, 2014

Back on the Starting Line

Finally back on my blog after my shortened mtb racing season is almost over. Not a lot of racing news since I've been dealing with a health issue most of the summer. Only one WORS finish at Rhinelander along with a DNF at Wausau trying to race through the issue. Pedaled comfortably behind our fast A212 women at the Chequamegon 100k on the fun CAMBA trails and ended up breaking a rear spoke at the Wausau 24 on the first lap that was unrepairable. This past weekend was a new start to my 2014 season with a 19th overall and an age group 2nd place stump at the Bell's Beer Copper Harbor Trails Festival in the long XC race. Still not 100%, but was breathing comfortably during hard efforts and had lots of fun on some tough trails. The best part of the weekend was watching my son participate in his first mountain bike race. Sebastian got through the 3 mile race just fine with me nervously hoping he had a great experience, which he did. He's now hooked on mountain bike racing! Next big decision is to race the Chequamegon 40 or ride Marquette single track??? Pedal on...

3 comments:

Andrew Dunlap said...

Sorry to hear about your health scott. nice work this past week getting back in it though!

missed you this year at cohutta. not sure if you recall keeping me distracted with stories of 24 hour racing during the '13 cohutta 100 as we were hitting the turn around. great times! hope all else is well.

andrew dunlap

scott cole said...

Thanks Andrew! Will always remember riding together at Cohutta in those miserable conditions. Have fun and keep posting great results! Scott

svenofthenorth said...

Nice post, Scott. Hope the health issues are behind you. Although I'll never compete at your level, I know how you felt this year. Here's hoping we both have a better 2015!