It's all in good fun actually - can't wait to line up with the fore mentioned smack talker. Actually I'm really looking forward to the rest of the 2013 races. It has been a long time since I was this motivated and having this much fun doing all the work to get in race shape. I've got a couple Endurance races, some Cyclocross races, and even an Enduro to do before the end of the year. After that it's Winter Short Track where I'm going to race a rigid single speed. The short track course is very rigid friendly as it is pretty buffed out and the weight I save on the bike will help me as I'm blowing myself up attacking the short climb. I have already targeted a couple early races next season to go after. First up is the classic 6 Hours of Warrior Creek which I have yet to do yet. Thinking of mixing it up on the single speed for this one, but not sure if I'll go full rigid or suspension fork on this one yet. Have to get up to Warrior Creek and figure it out sometime over the next 7-8 months!
Looking forward to these posts becoming race reports real soon.