Driving through the country and watching people spend hours obsessively mowing their multiple-acre yards/farmland before the grass has hardly even grown since the last time it was mowed makes me feel better about spending several hours a week riding and racing bikes.
That thought occurred to me while driving to southern Ohio on Saturday after racing in the final Race at the Lake.
The 1-2-3 race averaged around 26.9 mph and featured a bunch of dudes much more fit than I making people like me hurt a whole bunch for about an hour. How's that for a race report?
Here is a video of the riders entering the final lap:
Here is the finish: