Since I’m back in school at Indiana University now. I decided that my goal for this fall would be to qualify for an participate in Collegiate Mountain Nationals. To do this I had to do at least 3 conference races and be one of the top 4 individuals not on a qualifying team which lucky for me ended up not being very hard. I raced at Marian’s race weekend in Indianapolis and again at Lindsey Wilson in Kentucky last weekend and now that regionals are over it looks like I can go to Nationals in two weeks in North Carolina.
The racing scene in the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference has definitely changed over the 4 years since I graduated from Purdue. Its not dominated by 4 teams that have varsity programs and barely anyone from other schools raced including Purdue which is kind of unfortunate. I’m also the only rider from IU who raced mountain bikes and so I’m the only one going to nationals. The level of riders has also increased with Marian, Lindenwood, and Ripon now fielding lots of really strong riders. Lindsey Wilson has plenty of fast riders like they always have.
The 4 races I participated in didn’t go as well as I had hoped they would but since I have the week of Nationals off from school I figure I might as well go give it my best shot. I placed in the top 20 at each race but I never cracked the top ten. I’ve got in some big rides this past weekend though so hopefully I will be in better form for nationals. Here are a few pics of some of my races.
나 여즘대학부대회타고있어요. 나 지금 인디엔나대학교경영전문대학원다니가있어서 탈수있어요. 미국에 대학부 모두대학생들탈수있어요. 이번가울에 내자전거 골 전국대학부산악자전거대회 qualify하고싶었어요. 그래서 4번 인디에나근쳐에 대학부대회탔어요. 근데 내가학교다닐때보다 좀달랐어요. 여즘 미국중부에서 장학금주는학교좀많아졌다. 그래서 너무 잘타는에들좀많아요. 근데 나 매대회20등안에탈수있었어요. 나하고싶은만큼못탔지만 전국대회 탈수있어요.
2주후에 나 노스케로라이나 에서 전국대학부탈거에요. 그때까지 열심히훈련 할거에요. 거기서 레이스 두개있어요 산악크라이테리엄이랑 크로스컨트리. 다운힐도있지만 나 자전거없어요! 여기및에 내대회사진몇개있어요!