Today was the first mountain bike race of the year. It's classic Nova Scotia race that starts in Victoria Park in Truro, Nova Scotia. It's called Victoria's Secret. For the last couple years I have not been so active and have worked a considerable amount in the film industry so I've gained some weight and am not in the best of shape. I spent the effort in preparing for this race with good hydration the day before and morning of, having proper hydration and electrolytes in the feed zone ready for me. I did everything I could to make it the best race possible for me and a good race it was. I felt strong, and fast the entire time. I gave it all I had, but did place behind the folks I normally would be racing along side of. It's a product of my added weight and lack of training. I currently don't have a road bike for training. I'll be fixing that soon though. I had a great time anyhow and was very pleased with my performance. Winning is not the top goal as I don't race in the elite category and never have in the past. When I was younger I won a couple series, but I'm no longer in my prime. I only race because it is fun. The race scene is a good place to meet other riders, catch up with your riding friends and see people you have not seen in a long time. Racing bring the community together. The next race is next weekend in Scotsburn, NS. I sadly won't be there as I'll be on a weekend excursion with my girlfriend in St John's doing the tourist thing which I hope to enjoy very much!