I Rode the World Championships Road Course
I finally did it. Cycled the road race course for the Hamilton 2003 Road World Cycling Championships, that is. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
the rear. It seemed like a train. I got out of the way, quickly.
The next challenge was the descent on the Claremont Access. I am not a great descender. I am a chicken, if truth were told. I got even more apprehensive than normally when I noticed that the road was wet. I could see a skid, a crash, a thigh and behind severely skinned...
But, breaks constantly on, I made it without incident. But my forearms were tense.
At the bottom of the hill there was a little knot of spectators behind a barrier. Someone applauded. It cheered me no end.
Up on ?the mountain? once more and now the final descent. Body tenses again, even though I?m m ore used to this descent. It?s really a beautiful road. Riders susceptible to nature?s charms should be warned. Pay attention.
I made it to the bottom without incident. But as I turned past
But I did it (well, most of it)!