This weekend in conjunction with Kingsport's Funfest there is three cycling events: The Tour De Possum Creek, The Kingsport Crit and the Funfest Mountain Bike Rally. The TDPC is a 40ish mile road race (in the past it was billed as a fun ride that turned into a full on race. Now they finally made it official and are paying out cash). It rolls through some really scenic and really hilly parts of Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. To bad I gotta work. I'm going to miss this one.
The Kingsport Crit is on Sunday in downtown Kingsport and I plan to be there ready to dole out some punishment. I don't want to say to much so as not to give away anything to my competition that may read this between now and then, let's just say I have something special planned. 'Nuff said.
Monday is for the Mountain Bike Rally at Bays Mountain in Kingsport. This is an all gravel road course that has some nasty climbing and usually ends up being a free-for-all for the top spots. Definitely a disadvantageous course for singlespeeds but I am not letting that bother me. I will take my happy 32X17 running ass down there and give it a go. Last year I got 4th in age group and I think 9th or 10 overall. This year I want to win and I'm crazy enough to think and believe I can!
We'll see how it goes.