Words of wisdom, “don’t walk through the woods because there is poison ivy and chiggers.” My initial thought going into today’s 2.7 mile uphill TT was to walk in the woods right before my start and use these chiggers to my advantage. However, looking at tomorrow’s 110 mile road race, I figured this may not be the best idea.
Today is the start of the 38th annual Joe Martin Stage Race. This will be my first 4 day stage race, and I couldn’t be more excited. Teammate and coach Al Senft, said that if I throw up after my effort today then I did a good job. With a stacked field in the Men’s 1/2, I know this week is going to be challenging, but I welcome it with open arms and look forward to representing the ZiaVelo colors all week long!