|So far this year I have had real problems with my asthma twice, both at Buck. Last week was about the worst I felt in a long, long time. Our little Tuesday night hot lap had me feeling strong as I put in a time close to what I can do on a regular mountain bike, but with a tired body and fat wheels. Buck time I got me a solid 90 second warm up. My start was far from good, but better than last week. I did almost get taken out by a few riders not accounting for the lead out terrain. By the top of the first switchbacks I was heavily gasping for air as my lungs tightened up and I went backwards. I roughly maintained that position while gasping the first few laps and wishing in front of the wheels I had to follow in the singletrack. It wasn't until lap 4 I could breath and off I went. Last week I lost close to 2 minutes on the last lap as I suffered, this week I put a minute in to the closest rider on the 4th lap.|
Gun Show, give me at least 2 laps of proper breathing and you'll see what you saw in the Sandwich.
Yes, I used an emoticon. Yes, Lance says grown men shouldn't use them. However, I have 2 full sized testicles after years of drug free racing and Lance has one shrunken one.