It was a fantastic weekend all around.
Saturday started out pretty chilly (I had on like 6 layers plus a winter hat at check-in) and then Frick dragged a giant space heater over to the registration tent and life was GOOD. The weather warmed up and by lunchtime it was gorgeous out.
Sunday was even better - the morning was warmer and I think it got near 80 by lunch. The A group was rockin' and it was great to be able to get out for a bunch of my own sessions in addition to coaching the B group.
Great job to everyone (in all groups) on the bumps, traffic management, and safety overall.
Special thanks to everyone who took the time to come over and hang out with the "boys" (Shiro and Brutus). They love their NESBA family as much as Nolan and I do.
Thanks to the A guys and fellow CRs for the coaching tips and courteous passes (except Nolan who gives me the finger but I know it's because he loves me..
). Also thanks to the unnamed 2 riders who had my back after a particularly agressive passer tried (inadventently of course - he apologized later) to put me into the wall at T10. With the NESBA crew I feel like I have about 20 "big brothers" keeping an eye on me...
Finally, it was especially great having 3 (count 'em 3!!) lady riders in the A group. And Christen, we'll keep working with you so you can come join us. We just need Nichole back from mommy duties next year. There were even some new girls in the B group. It was awesome!
Now time to start planning (and saving $$$) for next year.