30+ Beg, 30+ Nov, AMA snowbike series, Diva Pro, Vet Women B, Women, Women, Women, Women A, Women A, Women B, Women B, Women C, Women Expert
Lets see, where should I begin? Well, hopefully you already know my name, though I will admit, I did almost start this with "Hello, my name is Krystle". Glad I didn't!! Anyways, to get you up to date, I'm a married woman being with the same person for 18 years....
2021 recap/2022 goals
The last two years have proven a challenge for all, but especially the outdoor and recreational sports
industries. Races and venues were cancelled, series were put on hold. Our goal in 2021 became to just find places to ride. We traveled up and down the west coast, and even as far out as Wyoming to find opportunity to ride. All in all I struggled this year with finding my place and a flow. I had a rough time with the D36 races where riding in Women B put me on the front row with 300-400 C riders behind me. Having people clip me, shoulder check, and even KICK me really took the fun out of the races, I couldn’t focus let alone function, and really took a mental beating in the first several months of the year. My best races were in the summer at the Sugar City GP where I led for a bit, the Drifter SE in Albany, and the D36 Fort Sage race where I switched classes again to a less crowded race where I holeshotted and led the first half of the race. Our plans to race the fall D36 series in California fell through when my husband got hit with a potentially career ending injury. At that point it was more important to invest time into healing, to aim for the best possible outcome for the future. For 2022 the goal remains to help aid him in rehabilitation while finding local races and series to ride. We currently have a tentative goal to attend as many of the 2022 AMA Western Hare Scramble races as we can once he is released. Another goal I would like to chase is hitting some of the bigger one-off races such as the Virginia City GP. We also will be venturing out through Idaho and Montana to see what we can find out there. Getting as much time on the bike as possible is important with the mind set of replicating the mental and physical state of the races I felt good in. At this point with the current pandemic, and drought conditions, anything we can ride, we will. Cheers to more seat time on the bike in 2022!