Thursday, January 1, 2009
Hitting the Washboard
I forgot to write about yesterdays race in Loenhout, where there is the famous washboard. It is a section of rhythm bumps that you have to pump to get over. That is the only way to do it. Like a pump track, but only bigger. The course also had a few sections of jumps, and three fly-overs. I got to a great start from the second row, but had some trouble on the solid ice course. The first few lap were going well and I was catching the group in front of me, but over a lap or so, i wasn't catching them, so I started to push it a little harder than normal. I ended up falling twice with laps to go. It was rough for me, but I still finished well at 34th.