Here I am as a nutty Almond Joy:
I can not, for the life of me, remount my cyclocross bike without doing this lame little stutter step or more often then not, coming to a COMPLETE stop to get back on my bike when I'm becoming very fatigued during a race. Any attempt at proper cyclocross skill execution is pretty much non existent. There is a wire that has come undone, short circuited... something in my head that is preventing me from learning to do that quick little snappy hop that propels me forward.
This has to end and I'm determined to fix it. Besides looking like a goof, I am losing loads of time to the other women. I raced in Providence Rhode Island last weekend and the course was somewhat technical and included 4 dismounts on each lap. This was a HUGE disadvantage for me. Potentially, I am losing 10-15 seconds per RE-MOUNT everytime I screw this up. 4 minutes of
this nonsense is causing me many places on the results sheet.
This is want I want to do.
How hard is it to jump 2 inches onto a saddle? Apparently too difficult for me.
I am off to Boulder for a few days and I've already scouted out The Aspen Lodge Colorado Cross Cup event on Sunday to spectate. Just maybe the Rocky Mountain air will turn me from a non committal klutzy Almond Joy to a slick and smooth saddle hopping Mounds.
Dark Chocolate please.