Some races just don’t go according to plan. Coming into the Green Mountain Stage Race (GMSR), I really wanted a strong race. I had a 6 week training lead up and a week-long taper to be nice and fresh for the start of the four day race on Friday, August 31st. My bike had new wheels and a newly upgraded drive train and I couldn’t wait to see what it was capable of in its hopefully last race before retirement as a training bike.
Unfortunately, I woke up on Thursday with a horrible sore throat, the first harbinger ...[read more]