Yankee Springs is only 3 days away. Some of my entries end with: “I have a good feeling about this season.” I didn’t really have a good feeling but I try to keep the sunny disposition of a high school cheerleader. I am pretty much the same racer I was last year, just a few pounds lighter. I need a quick fix. My bike weighs just under 21 lbs so I’m not going to be able to drop any weight there. Maybe I need those silly expensive ceramic bearing rear derailleur pulleys…those might launch me up the hills like I was being shot out of a cannon. Sure. I could shave my legs…no…I’m not that secure. A tattoo…that is what I need; in fact, now that I think about it, I can trace all my failures as a bicycle racer down to the fact that I don’t have a single tattoo. I made a sketch. It’s not great but I am an engineer, not an artist. Yeah, I can’t pull that off. ‘Think I will go back to the ceramic bearing rear derailleur pulley idea.