Saturday, October 25, 2008

Last Place

I am out in Kentucky for the first two GP races.  The first race happened today under partly cloudy sky and the ground was dry.  For the second year in a row I was called up dead last.  I found out that UCI points reset every calender year with the first world cup.  This made it so that the points that I gained last year were lost.  So that meant that I went behind everybody with a UCI point.  That was fine, but then the GP people are supposed to do a random call up for the people who have zero points.  Now either I am the most unlucky guy on the planet, or they are doing the call up some other way.  It must be written in the rules that Mitchell Peterson is always last.  This meant that I was called up over 45 places behind the first U-23.  By the end of the race I was able to move up to 20th and was 4th U-23.  Hopefully I can talk them into not making me start last because I would rather not be stuck behind people all race, or maybe do something really crazy and put a climb in.  OOh I know, I said it.  Having a climb in a GP race would be as crazy as producing cross products for cross season, but seriously why can't we have a climb?