Haven't posted since cross season ended - sorry. I'm on my way to training camp tomorrow. Eight days in lovely San Luis Obispo, California, riding and riding and riding. We look forward to this all year long.
When I started bike racing in 2006, I got dropped from every race [and team ride] for months. But I persevered and have steadily improved — I'm now a cat 3 (!) and expecting to get my butt kicked by the tough 1,2,3 field.