Tuesday, January 13, 2009

small victories

ahhh the cyclocross flying remount. the elusive flying remount. jumping off the bike is a breeze; leaping back on not so much -- for me anyway. something about having both feet off the ground at the same time while running and hanging onto my handlebars just didn't come naturally. oh i tried. all last season i tried. into this season's pilarcitos series i tried. then one day, at the sierra point race i finally got it during my pre-race warm up - i ran, commited, leapt, and i was on! what fun! but then i bobbled it in the race -- a stutter step every time. *sigh*. and so it continued...all through the rest of pilarcitos and into peak season. i could do the remount during practice but not during a race.

but then there i was last weekend in santa rosa for cx #4. it was a beautiful day. the gun went off. i arrived at the first barrier. dismounted, jumped up the big stone step and i just did it. i leapt back on smooth as butter. there were three dismounts/remounts on the course. around and around i went and after every dismount i leapt back on - not a stutter step to be found...

3 comments:

Morgan said...

Yeah, good job!

sasha said...

that's awesome. I had the remount revelation this year, too. Suddenly, it just clicked. What a feeling!

may said...

yay! maybe i'll have my remount revelation next year