Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I failed. I talked myself out of it. I gave up on myself because I was cold. I was wet and I was weak. I DNF'd in Des Moines last weekend and I am ashamed. I have no race report because I am embarrassed. I could blame quitting on having a mechanical issue, but that would be ridiculous. I gave up. I will tell you, however, that the weather was nasty, the riders were friendly and the farm animals seemed to be hiding under whatever cover they could find. My bike choice was poor (fixed cross bike running 39/17). The hills were plenty and the rain was never ending. Iowa is beautiful. I strongly recommend giving this one a try next year. The organizers were great and the pre and post-race food at this place was pretty sweet. Thanks again to the folks in Central Iowa for allowing me to give it a go, I'm just sorry I couldn't talk myself into finishing.
Posted by Chris Skogen at 8:15 AM