Cross season went by so fast! 23 races didn't seem like 23 races to me. Sadly, my 2nd to last engineering semester was weighing down on me the whole time with all nighters and lots of energy drinks, which are actually just the opposite of training. Regardless, the season was great! I had my first win at Mansfield Hollow, a 2nd Place at Canton and then moved up to the elites for the rest of the season with my first UCI event at NBX. Trust me when I say that it was the best decision of my cycling career to upgrade, and I really mean it. When people talk about going to Europe and really learning how to aggressive and race, I felt the same way about my UCI and elite races, trying my hardest not to get lapped. I rode my bike so very hard. Harder than I ever had in my entire life, just to not get lapped, and I got lapped both days right before the finish! I learned a lot this season and everyone in New England was so supportive of me. Even on days where I didn't race my best, there was truly no place that I would rather have been than out somewhere racing and hanging out with the NECX crew. So unfortunately this is my only post of the season due to school, but maybe next year when I am hopefully employed I'll have a little more time to let the world outside New England know what I am up to.
Goals for next season: Lead lap in UCI. Sleep more. Train as much if not more than this year. Hopefully stay in New England to continue racing with B2C2.
Special thanks to Mavic, Boloco, The Lenox Hotel, Vive, Back Bay Bikes and all my teammates for making this season so amazing.
See you all on the road in march.