Solid trip! Good friends, good rides and good times. Friday started off with the haul to Cleveland. No real stories to tell there except too many stops along the way. I was trying to be as healthy as possible for the weekend, but of course I left a cooler of PBJ's and Balance bars at home in my fridge.
As soon as we got to Cleveland we checked in and headed to Ray's. That first night I spent warming up and handling the bike again on the wood. I had some fun on the small drop and hitting some jumps. I really tried to spend some time riding skinnies. Deon was already hitting some big air that first night. The guy is amazing! We ended the night with some Mexican grub, a couple Great Lakes Beers and bed........exhausted!
Saturday morning started a bit peculiar when some guy attempted to O.D. outside of our room. Little did he know we were traveling with a fireman and a nurse. I honestly didn't care. It was an attention seeking move and the guy was a moron. Hell, he called the front desk to tell them he did it. No one really committed to the idea would do that. After a late breakfast we were back at Ray's. I had two goals...1)middle drop and 2) foam pit. I am happy to say that I got them both by the day's end. the foam pit was no sweat, but that middle drop took some encouragement from my buddies. Now I need to hit the big one next time!
Saturday night was spent recapping the weekend over some beers. The KMBC gang even came down for a few. We were up at 5 a.m. and on the road by 6 for the drive back on Sunday.
My training has suffered this week but I'm getting it back. It didn't help that I had out of town training both Monday and Tuesday so no riding or running and I ate terrible to boot. Now things can settle back down and get back on my schedule. I have my first 5K later this month so I need to get some solid runs in. I need to start getting some trail runs in as well for the Wildlife Prarie Park 4 Miler next month.