Word on the streets is, I didn't get a preferred start for Ore to Shore, despite my win in the single speed class last year. They explain the process of choosing preferred starters here- they have to be pretty picky, so I understand. I wasn't in the top 10 overall women. However, residing right alongside this understanding is a determination born of a sense of being jilted... I'm gonna roll with it. I don't get truly excited about a lot of races these days, but having the sense that I'm being told 'no' gets me fired up, and I can use that to tear up the course.
Kid gloves are off, Ore to Shore. The competition is truly fierce, but I'm going to get as close to the top ten as I possibly can.