Here I am from a year ago, at the start line of SoNoMas. The last time I was here new Lake Sonoma I crashed pretty badly, cracking my helmet and riding glasses at one of the Ricochet Races. Last year at SoNoMas I overcooked a rutted downhill section and banged my knee up while putting a big scar on the top tube of my Epic. I spent the rest of the race hobbling and recovering with a lackluster result.
It's great to read my own race recap from a year ago, knowing the limiters I've overcome this past year, proper tire choice and race tactics. This year I'm looking forward to putting in a better time and maybe even podium.