Well, my season will be starting in a little under 4 weeks, which, depending on how you look at it, is either really soon or not-really-all that soon. Perspective! So yeah...
Race Schedule:March 20th – Hobby Park
April 3rd – SERC Tsali
April 9th – Assault on the Carolinas
April 17th – SERC Stumpjump
May 1st – SERC Ft. Yargo
May 15th – SERC Ducktown
May 29th – SERC Jackson OR 24 H/O Burn
June 5th – Bump & Grind
June 12th – SERC Chattanooga
June 26th – SERC Clemson
July 10th – SERC Huntsville
July 24th - ORAMM
August 8th – SERC Fontana
September 25th – DH National Champs
November 6th – Swank 65 (for the first time ever? We'll see...)
Cross? (I keep talking about racing a full cross season, but collegiate has so far gotten in the way. What will this year bring? Who knows?)
A couple of those are not for sure, and then if there is a really cool event that I want to do, I might just add that in when the time comes. But for now, as you can see, my focus is on the SERC series. The last time that I went for a series overall was my first year of racing in the Cane Creek Cup as a 16 year old junior. Times have definitely changed. I think I got 2nd overall that year, and am one of the few that I raced against still racing today.
Anyway, my season is just about dialed. I'm feeling good on the bike, I have an awesome race bike waiting for me to build it, and an actual season beginning and ending in sight. Also, it looks like I might actually have money to go to races this year, which is good considering how many I'm planning on going to on my own dime.
Finally, I found THIS ARTICLE amusing, and a much needed outside view of our sport...I always forget that we're not as normal as we can convince ourselves we are when we just hang out with other cyclists.