This weekend was the first step to returning to the path I Would like to be on in the near future. I went into this weekend knowing my current condition and the amount of preparation I had put in, which was close to none compared to the rest of the Pro class over the past six months. No matter what my condition I always approach a race with a goal and mine for this weekend’s race was to evaluate what I am lacking in the race department be it PHYSICAL, MENTAL or TECHNICAL.
The track was really fast and a lot of fun to ride I found myself getting right into the groove of things after the first practice and was enjoying riding my bike with some fast guys again which I had missed for the passed 6 months while I was in rehab from my knee surgery. My confidence on the track was there but not as fine tuned as I would have liked to be. I mean it was cool to ride my bike again at a race but racing my bike is what I had issues with. My confidence racing in the pack was not quite there and I was holding back a little because I didn’t think I was in a safe position to make moves on other riders in the turn etc.
None the less I think this experience this weekend was needed for me the see what it is I need to work on to be back at the high level of racing. I have never doubted my ability to be back at the top and even though I knew that this weekend was a test I still felt bad after racing and not really getting the result I would have liked to have. I understand that going through what I am going through now is a part of the process of making my come back for the remainder of this season and next season.
I am very motivated to work on my weaknesses at the moment and looking forward to getting all the results I want. Thank you all for your support.
I am now preparing for the next supercross race in San Diego at the end of September and I hope to be in better race shape and tick off some of my goal boxes for that race.