After thinking long and hard about it, I have decided to end my 2016 cross season. I’ve had far too many mechanical issues without the ability to do anything about them to continue going to races knowing that I will likely DNF. I’m going to recharge for another week or so and then move into preparing for 2017. I’ve got several more mountain bike events and possibly a couple of road events planned, so the extra time in the base phase will help me better prepare for them. Tentatively, I have the following events planned for the first half of 2017:
- USAF Road Race (Late March)
- Buff Gold Road Race (Early April)
- The Original (Half ) Growler or Koppenburg Circuit Race (May 27th)
- Firebird XC (Early June)
- GoPro Mountain Game (June 10th)
After I finish my plan for the upcoming season, I’ll post a bit about how I am going to execute on that plan. I’ll likely also do a post or two analyzing this past season to find limiters that I will address in my annual plan.