Back in the USA!
By Sam Willoughby#91 on January 13, 2011
Australia was really fun! It was good being home in Adelaide and catching up with my family, and spending the Holidays with them. I especially had a great time with my older brother Matt . We always have a blast together - moto bike riding, mountain biking and Jet Skiing. It was a lot of fun.
Friday Night: This was a Cat 4 UCI race so it was good points up for grabs and it was pretty important that I did well. I felt good all night. The track was great despite the constant rain during the week leading up to it. I won all my heats and Semi and felt comfortable in the main. I was coming from the ouside and got across in turn 1, but unfotunately unclipped out of turn 1 and got hit by two riders - which put me back in 4th. So, I had a lot of ground to make up. I got back up to second in the pro section and then made a run for 1st down the 3rd and last straights, just managing to pass Luke Madil for the win right at the line. I was really happy with with my race to come back like I did - and it made for a great show for all of the fans watching.
Overall, I was really happy with how I rode this weekend and I felt it was great lead-up to my return to the U.S.. It was great to catch up with all the Australian people and it was really cool to see how many Australian fans follow my stuff in the US.
PS: Did everyone get to watch Anaheim 1? What was up with Stewart's starts?