Weather was foggy and drizzly in the early morning so the first session was a little bit sketchy. After that the sun started to peek through, a dry line formed, and then the rest of the day was GORGEOUS!! Couldn't have asked for better weather - Marshall Skloss insists it was because Turn One Racing came prepared with extra sets of rain tires
So, off I headed to shake down the new bike. It was truly an experience: new bike, new leathers, new boots. I went out with a full set of butterflies and came back with a HUGE smile on my face wanting more. This bike is incredible - it was amazing how comfortable I felt right away.
I rode every minute of every session without the muscle fatigue or cramping I experienced last season. I attribute that to all of the off-season training with P90X. It was awesome to be able to think and learn effectively the whole day without worrying about muscle fatigue or brain fade.
I did need a couple of 15 minute naps during the day though
Special thanks to Chad Trank for his coaching expertise throughout the day. I always learn so much from the Nesba coaches - I'm still thinking through some of the stuff Chad and I talked about!
Also thanks to David Kim for the encouragement and for towing me around the track a few laps! Congrats to him and John Gu for wearing the orange shirts with pride
My thoughts and prayers are with those whose days ended early for various reasons. You know who you are.
After a long and satisfying day Nolan and I shared the 3.5 hour drive home, unpacked all of the gear and bikes, and got some good sleep. Another awesome experience with Nesba!!