So, this year hasn’t exactly gone as I planned. It really started to go wrong last December. I crashed on a night mountain bike ride down the Luge and cracked 3 ribs. That had me off the bike for a few weeks and even now they don’t seem fully healed. January and February started to seem like I was on the right track, I was getting an OK amount of riding in for the winter months. Early March I went on a three week vacation to visit family in Europe. It was nice but being off the bike that long hurt and on top of that I got sick at the end of the trip and I feel like I haven’t really recovered from that yet. Long story shortish, I got my butt kicked at OTH last night. This was the second race of the series but the first for me. I didn’t race last week since I felt so shitty. I got 13th out of 17th… sigh… I was usually getting between 4th and 9th last year, but yeah, I’m not in race shape right now.