I know this shot isn’t great. It was taken by my father’s wife in 1990 at the Wildflower long course event. What do I like so much about it? You can see a pack about 45 seconds behind me and I’m all alone. I rode 2:16 on the course that day, without any of the aero garb the boys use today, other than the DH bars. And look at my position! Oh my!
It was hot that first Saturday in May. I think over 110°F (43°C) if memory serves me correctly. And with events this far back, my memory is pretty good. Just don’t ask me what I’m doing now, cuz I don’t remember.