The Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge was supposed to be my last race that wasn't. I'm rather fat and happy right now, not worried about fitness, over-training, or riding until my ears bleed. The only real problem is that races are still popping up on the calendar just as often as they were back in April.
Wilson's Revenge is this weekend. It's another gravel road race. I never said I was a fan of this sort of riding, but I did do the old school version of this race back in 2001 (Mountain Mania). At the time, I only signed up because I thought it was a mountain bike race. Sideshow Garth "Yellowman" Prosser is begging me to go. I worry about his true intentions.
This weekend is also the Grind on the Greenway.
Six hours of laps on an almost all singletrack course a half hour from my house. While I'm not that big into lap racing per se, the weather will be beautiful, and the promoter brings lots of food which enables my "living off the land" method of racing. I'm entertaining the idea of doing it with a partner to make the experience that much more fun and that much less effort.
Next weekend is doubled up as well.
Pisgah Double Dare. Fortunately for me, my wife will be attending the Ties and Tails Gala for the Charlotte Humane Society on Saturday night, thus my presence is required at the house to tend to small human and animal needs. Saved by responsibility... at least until 2013.
That doesn't save me from the Shiner's Run P2P.
6 Hours of Warrior Creek with some Over Mountain Victory Trail thrown in for good measure...
And speaking of the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek, registration is only three and a half weeks from now. Be sure to set your alarm for 7:55AM on November 3rd, as this race sells out in a matter of hours.
So, race the next two weekends away providing days worth of blog fodder, or toss that money in the gas tank and drive to the mountains for some leaf peep style riding, or stay close to home, ride local trails, reduce my carbon footprint, and drink beer on the back porch?