Thanks to everyone who wished me luck this weekend. It was a fun weekend, even though I didn't perform as well as I should have and, for some reason, couldn't stay on my bike during the races. On the first lap I hit my head so hard I thought I was out of the race. I was pretty sure (based on previous experience) that if I had a concussion I would be the last one to know about it, and if I did recognise that I had one then I wouldn't have the short term memory to remember. So, it was probably best to just keep going. I recovered pretty quickly but crashed again on the second lap and ran off the course a few more times. I was getting cheers like "nice flowers", "a little blood never hurt anyone" and "nothing better than a girl covered in dirt". That made me smile (see picture, a weed on my back, no blood yet). When I finally chilled out on the downhills I started doing a bit better and began passing on the climbs. I placed 21st which is great considering my poor execution. Short Track didn't go well at all, my legs never came around and I crashed again. I never even looked at the results, I was dropping like a rock towards the end and I don't want to know how close to dead last I ended up. I'll try again next week, hopefully this was a good kickstart. I had fun hanging out with my new team, all of whom did really well. It should be a great week as we all get ready for Arizona next weekend (NMBS#2). My younger brother Mikah (a Marine) leaves for Iraq tomorrow, he'll be there for ~7months.