I ended up riding the last 10-15 miles with Ross talking about bikes, burritos and other important stuff like that. Pretty sweet race to be honest. Aside from the bad luck I had a great time and got in some great training. It was also amazing to see team mate Nate Bird get on the podium in second place. More or less, he killed it!
After Crested Butte, it has been just a game of time and trying to train at the highest altitude I could. It was really fun making my riding my top priority. I have been saving some extra money for the past month so I could afford to work less during July in the build up to National Champs and also for the race. After last season, I know better than to focus my whole season around one race, but it is what it is. A good day at national champs can really make your season. But needless to say I will just be happy to have a solid day with no mistakes or bad luck. Before Nats though is my home race, Blast the Mass this weekend. Hopefully I am fully recovered from all these hours.