Creative Writing: The Racing Race

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Ready. Set. GO!!!!! Not even a minute into the first stage of the 2017 Breck Epic, and my heart rate is bumping. I always love those "neutral roll-outs" that I have to work like hell to not get dropped in.....

The real truth about this race, I'm so lucky to be here. I have the Amy D Foundation ( to thank for this. I would not have been able to be here without the Foundation's help, and it's what will keep me going all week.

As I have mentioned many times over, I am really new to mountain biking. Quickly falling head over heals with the sport, I jumped in and decided a year back to try and make something of racing. For my time and experience, I have really done well. Today I learned that I have a lot of learning and
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There are Olympians, National Champions and just plain amazing athletes racing this event with me. It's going to be an amazing week!

Today's route was a grind. Long, steep, loose climbs that called for granny-gear spinning. Personally, I like these kinds of courses - I like to test my climbing limits and see if I can ride them without having to get off the bike. There were also fun fast descents with burmed turns and rollers that made me giggle all the way down.

I didn't feel good today. Perhaps it is due to the lack of sleep that I found myself experiencing this past week. Or, the sinus infection that I am on antibiotics currently for. And then, maybe I just didn't have what it took to make it happen today. This is a learning process for me. This race will test my limits and teach me more about myself every stage. Experience is something that a rider can't just work hard and quickly acquire. No, it will take time and energy to gain experience, and that is what I am doing this week.

Tomorrow is another day, and I am determined to race with a little more heart. I know what to expect now, and I am already less nervous. I want to push my limits, while hopefully keeping the rubber side
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