Living Life One Barrier at a Time.
Plenty of folks have talked about how good/bad their season went. As for myself, the accomplishments seem small. Things like going through a set of barriers without panicking, proper dismount and remount at speed, and generally holding things together for 30 minutes or so. By the end of the season, there was even some strategy involved for the mad dash to the finish and the occasional step through dismount.
The joys were many. After work practice sessions that kept me out way past the street lights came on, rocking the local trails with reckless abandon on a fine steed, some quality bruises from remount after remount after remount, and the little celebration that came with every successful barrier section.
Somewhere along the way, I read that cross is about second chances. If you botch a section, there is always a chance to get it right on the next lap.