Been Awhile since I posted a bike related blog...or any for that matter. This season I made a decision to focus on Mountain Bike racing vs road racing. There were a few reasons why i chose to do this but mostly I just enjoy riding in the woods more. Surprisingly, I find XC Mountain bike racing more demanding. There is less strategy in XC Mountain biking than road racing but a bigger demand on fitness, strength and endurance. In Road racing the fastest doesn't always win...team tactics..drafting..etc tend to "level the playing field". Conversely in XC Mtn Bike racing the fittest fastest usually wins.