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While the big dawgs are in ripping it up in Beitostolen, Team FAST had a double time trial weekend that was also geared towards prepping for the imminent racing season. With some of us leaving for Yellowstone soon, we needed a few efforts that would get us back in the game as far as pacing and racing feel goes, and also something to turn up the speed a few notches. So, on Saturday we did a 9k classic individual time trial, and Sunday was a skate team sprint.

It can be assumed that D-Norris won the classic day; I say “assumed” because true to tradition, he took a wrong turn and did an alternate 9k course. Spectators and coaches could attest that he looked the fastest though, so the win was credited to him.

Any recollection of the level of pain involved in a team sprint had vanished from my brain over the summer, and Sunday was a chance to remind myself. Everyone looked pretty good, and the teams had to be modified for the A-Final to make things a little more equitable; people were throwing down some blazing lap times. In the end, my cumulative time slotted right underneath Tyson, David, and thankfully, my brother.

I would say were pretty much ready to pull on those bibs. Bring it.

Wait, Im on CXC?

Wait, Im on CXC?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wern-dog gliding

Wern-dog gliding

 

One Hanneman pursuing another; I had to work to close those 30 seconds

One Hanneman pursuing another; I had to work to close those 30 seconds

 

Tyson and David

Tyson and David

 

I was chasing all weekend; here trying to reel in the thugs, Ty-shawn and D-Money

I was chasing all weekend; here trying to reel in the thugs, Ty-shawn and D-Money

 

Logan the Convict stalking Mayo-nayze

Logan the Convict stalking Mayo-nayze