I saw this post on my friend Chris Bach’s facebook page
Wow. Don’t I wish. My season has not been so bad, but it pales in comparison to that. If I could race and ride like a pro, I do not have any misconceptions that I could be a pro. I am old, I do not have the eye hand or eye foot coordination, I am old, and I just was not wired that way. People who are really fast, are just wired differently. They see the trail and the woods differently. They see lines that I do not see. When I think I need to be off the gas, they are gassing it even harder. I have seen pro’s in an enduro ride like they are indestructible. The pro’s in a GNCC ride like they are Pro Motocrossers.
I do not think that I could be that. In fact, I know I could not. But, I do know that if I could race 28 times by the summer break of the season, and ride a day or 2 in between each of those, I would be way better than the slow pud that I am.
I think it is time for a retrospective of my season so far.
1. New bike. I LOVE my KTM 250XC-F. I do not intend to have any other motorcycle, maybe ever. It is that good.
2. I have done 6 WIXC races, 4 District 16 races, 1 GNCC. Total of 11 races. Not the end of the world, but I wish it would have been more. I have actually had alot of good results. seven 1st place finishes, three 2nd place finishes, and a 5th at the GNCC race. But, I am not leading any of those series as I have missed too many races. I can finish 2nd in the District 16 series, but probably only 3rd or 4th in the WIXC series. That is ok, but I would like to be able to focus and adjust my schedule enough to actually win one of them overall.
Oh well. I do love racing my motorcycle regardless. I will be doing that more this year, but as you can see, I will not get up over 20 races. Close, but not there.
Chris will probably be up over 40 races when the season is over. Holy cow.
See you at the races.