Every time I got up to go to the bathroom on Saturday night I checked the deck to see if the predicted snow had hit yet. (There were several trips that night as Alana, Steve & I had a long windblown 120km ride out to Bragg & I was playing catch up with my hydration when I arrived home).
In the AM I was slightly disappointed to still see no snow & would actually have to make a decision: to ride the ITT or go ride with all my buddies who were doing the Roubaix Recon. The weather forecast said it was currently -16 in Kananaskis- that did it I was riding with Terrascape.
Somehow I ended up at Sibbald Flats at the start line with many fast looking guys...
The course had some decent hills on it, with a strong headwind going out for 10.2 km. When I came down the first hill, the moderately strong cross wind, quickly changed to a head on & from the opposite side. At 62km/hr I was praying I would stay on the bike, on the road! I don't feel very stable resting on my elbows on a light bike- getting blown around in a tornado! At the turn- around point, we were suddenly heading back into a headwind- story of my life lately! We had one big climb which was preferable to the crazy descents, but mostly it was downhill on the way home.
It was a well organized race, a good early season ITT. In late September The Truth be Told is held on the same course- just to keep us honest! Thanks to the vounteers who stood out in the cold for all of us.
There were 25 people crazy enough to turn out & race, 2 Terrascapers- YEAH! Way to go Mike!