I got hooked on bike racing at the CU Short Track series while in high school in Boulder, Colorado. Now it’s officially a UCI discipline and part of the cross-country World Cup; without wanting to be too sensational about it, this is kind of a dream come true for me.
Finishing felt good. It seemed like an immediate antidote for the disappointment I felt. But I kept myself together afterwards and so far on this trip home; which hasn't even been that hard. In bike racing, you just never know how an experience will end, however much you try to anticipate the challenges and control the variables.