Back to Racing Day 3Ryan Pinney
Race Day Eve, but the course recon is very important. It is not a hard training day, but just a day to stay loose and get a good, updated look at the course the race will be on. If I have not raced the course before, it gives me the opportunities to get used to the turns. In cases like the Swamp Classic, I have raced this same course in previous years so I am just getting a refresher on the course and checking out any updates on the road surface. Today was a pretty straight forward recon day. Not much has changed before from previous years.
Not only is it good to be able to check out the course, its also good to do one final check of the bike before you race it the next day. You have to be 100% confident that it is setup exactly as you need it. On this day, my bike was not ready and I was questioning how it was rolling. Luckily, while Owen and I were there, Chris Peterson and Carbonbike USA were also there at the same time. I was able to have him and Joel McCabe re-adjust my rear wheels so that my back was able to roll properly. Now, I am all ready to race. Just need to rest and relax until the start.