by JJ Schmidt
I was pretty excited about this time trial when Jimmy described it as a 30 mph downhill TT. I wasn't convinced that I could maintain 30+ mph for 12 miles, But I was excited to try. Ken was nice enough to pick me up that morning and give me a ride in his nice new truck. Ken proceeded to tell me that no one had made the 30 mph mark since 2012 because of the wind. Ugh, I hate the wind. We got there early and Ken drove us a few miles down the course to give me an idea what it was like, and the wind did not seem too bad. But ... as race time got closer the wind picked up and it was a steady head wind the whole race. It was a little frustrating for me due to the wind but I pushed myself pretty hard and both Ken and I did pretty well. I was glad that my family met us at the bottom to give us a ride back up the hill. It wasn't everything I was hoping for, but I had a great time racing with Ken.