Well, this morning didn’t turn out quite as I’d hoped. I had all intentions of busting my guts on the CX course, but, alas! The temps were in the upper 20′s when we arrived at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. I was well-dressed for the weather, but as I warmed up, the circulation to my hands shut down. I could tell based on previous experiences that if I’d kept going, that they would have lost all feeling… which isn’t the bad part. The bad part is when the circulation comes back, and I end up in tears because feels as if my fingertips are about to explode and my nails are being ripped from their beds. As much as I love racing, there’s not much that will entice me into putting myself through that type of pain. So, I resigned myself to being Ryan’s photographer/mechanic.
After the race, we hurried home to do some more riding. Lauren (from Probike in MS) was in town for the weekend and came over to ride with us. It was nice to get in a chilly 3 hour ride and do some catching up. I avoided cold hand issues (for the most part) by using some Bar Mitts that Ryan gave me as an early X-mas present. I’ll post a review once I’ve had a few more chances to use them.