I spent the day up a ladder scrubbing the wet season off of the walls and windows, until I was told it was time (after 3 pm), so I pulled on my kit and off we took to the track. No special drink, no prep, just go. I think I wasn't as well hydrated as I should have been, but I drank my bidon before the start and hoped for the best. I had eaten a decent serve of pasta for lunch and we would see how we went on that.
Pre-race instructions were in a brief but cold shower of rain. Big icy drops and the wind lashing in all directions it seemed. Then we had a few laps to warm up and I discovered that the big corner was still dry, so we only had one wet corner to contend with. Then D grade lines up and it rains again, just a brief shower, so I am nervous as we take off in the rain and the big corner is now glistening. I tip toed around every corner, I was as nervous as a cat. I got lapped (doh) but gave it a good go and enjoyed the race very much.
With the dry season on the way I should be able to see some improvements in future races on the track. And the bar is set pretty low from todays outcome, I must say.
Boab won the price of a large coffee (3rd place D grade), so he may be having a very lucrative year ahead! Revenue neutral at the Cafe is about all the success anyone needs!