After spending a lot of time getting my bike (and myself) tuned properly for the Show-Me State Games MTB race last July, rain hit, and the race was canceled. I was pretty bummed about it, especially since I’d decided about a year before that I would race it this year. In fact, it was just the night before the race that I was out on the trails, checking trail conditions, and seeing what changes were made by park officials to counter destruction due to heavy rains in the spring. As I was 3/4 through with a lap, thunder hit, the skies went black, and I high-tailed it to my car, just in time for a massive storm to hit.
Anyway, the race was called off, and we were told we’d have to wait until July 2011. A lot of racers were disappointed, though, and I guess there was a push to bring the race back. I found out last Tuesday that it would be held today, but with no really prep time, and a bike that would need to basically be rebuilt after my rail-trail mods, I decided it wasn’t worth the effort. Besides, who wants to race in the cold? It would have been over 100° in July, but today it was about half that.
Oh, well. I’ll still be waiting until next year, and by then, I’ll have a little more angst to take out on the race track. In the mean time, I’ll get the race results posted as soon as they’re available.