Today was the first time this year I tried doing a fast lap at the Murray Lake trail. Early every season I do this same loop to see what toll the winter took. I did it in 35:27. I'm satisfied. Last summer I stopped training. And looking at what other racers are doing, I don't think I ever actually trained, I rode around with an inkling of purpose.
My previous early season times were:
35:31 in '09
38:54 in '08
37:57 in '07
36:23 in '06
36:28 in '05
37:03 in '04
I couldn't be happier with my new bike. It was very stable and floated over the rocks. I have a really good feeling about this relationship.