Weekend Race: La Tierra Torture in Santa Fe

Tomorrow I’m off to Santa Fe for La Tierra Torture. It’s going to be a long haul over there and pack. I’m figuring 7 hours each way. Why do I do this again? Oh yeah, because short of an S&M club there’s no where else I can pay money to publically inflict pain on myself along with a hundred of my closest friends. :D

This is the first race in the

that I’ll be going in blind. I’ve never ridden up there, but from the looks of the map looks like it should be a good course. It appears that there’s a mile or two of jeep roads, which the 29’er will love.

I was hoping to have my new Wingnut Hyper 2.5 in for the race so I could try it in a race before the two national events come up in July. Unless it comes today, that’s not going to happen. I should have it by the Watermelon Classic, but a week and a half later I’ll be in Utah so there won’t be much dial-in time at races. Hmm… I know a couple of you that read this have Wingnuts - does it normally take over a week to get them?

This week’s been kind of slow. My legs/body haven’t fully recovered from last weekend’s debauchery plus helping some friends move on Tuesday from their second story appartment. I remember why I made such a big deal about having a ground level one now. I’ve been taking it easy on the bike this week with only one semi-hard day of climbing. Hopefully, that’ll have me well rested for Santa Fe. Now if I could only figure out how to not have to sit in a car for 7 hours tomorrow I’d be golden.