First race of the season went well. Last year for about the first two months of the season I was totally out of shape. Somehow this year I came in with much better form and in better shape. Last year in this race I got dropped 20 minutes in, and I was at about 175 pounds. This year I was with the pack the whole race, didn’t have much for a sprint but still with the pack, and I weight about 162 pounds right now. I’m confident for this season. My training is much more specific and I know what I need to do to be good. So I’m going to do it, and sacrifice whatever it takes to be successful this year. My confidence is much higher than it was at any time last season. I’m going to be good.
I’m going to win races. I don’t doubt it.
I’m going to be dominant by April.
Keep riding like a ghost and attacking like a lion.
Even more ghostly, I’m riding unattached this year. As I feel like in Category 4 road racing, although team tactics can help you, they aren’t necessary. And last year even when I was on good form I felt obligated to help my teammates rather than race for myself. I wasn’t getting anything out of the team and they weren’t getting anything out of me. I want to sort of fly under the radar as much as possible. Heres to 2014!