When I first started working as the online editor for Cyclocross Magazine and first started writing this column, nearly a year ago, I had big goals for myself.
“My personal goal, which was super-top-secret until now, is to podium overall in both the MAC series and the Verge series in the Women’s B field this upcoming season.” My goal was also to have a killer road season, and get much better at handling for cyclocross. As I quickly realized, my road season wasn’t bad, though it was far from amazing, and my goal to improve on handling, while somewhat realized, was far from perfect. And I admit: I didn’t live up to either of my original goals. In my defense, that is only because I “Cat-ed” up to a Cat 2 after spending one week racing in the B field. But still.