Saturday evening were the Albstadt City Sprints. We all assumed it would likely be a short track event. Turns out it was even shorter. The format was totally different than anything else but was interesting and made for a cool event. It started with a qualifying ITT, one lap around a normal ST length course. Lap times were less than a minute and a half. I qualified 9th, one spot and half a second behind Jose Hermida. The top 30 of the 70 or so qualifiers were randomly placed in 5 heats. Each heat ran two laps on a shorter tighter course but total race time was still less than two minutes. Top 2 from each heat advanced and so on until there was a winner. I got shoved out quick at the start line and failed to make in past the first heat, but it turned out to be a good opener workout for Sunday.
Now I'm killing time until we head to the airport. My bike is packed and sitting in the van outside. I'm ready to go, but i don't want to. I wish I could stay here. I like it here. It's only been 18 days since we were unpacking our bikes, but it feels like months. My last ride in town on Friday I spun out to the Rosskopf downhill. Its a 25 min fireroad climb to the top, and 10 minutes bombing straight down the bermed descent. I got the bottom after one run which was all I planned on doing. I had to ride the whole thing again. I will probably never have the chance to come back.
I've had the time of my life