Those doesn't matter much. It was just great to get to ride. Getting know the locals and especially to learn. It's just incrediable how much you can learn in every race. It's obvious what I have to train before the worlds. The first 3 pedals. On everything else I was good. And my everday stress about that I'm too fat for BMX is stupid. The most biggest rider won all the races (expect the last) and she is also the champion for the colombia so I try to keep on eating healthy and concentrating on the fact about how I progress on track.
Colombian, probably the best team (W-elite, goal is to have W-plate in elite), invited me to join their camp during the races. They got many W-plated riders in their team and their performance was excellent! They got physiotherapist, good warm-ups together... After each round the physio check that the riders eat properly. It was really professional and at the same time it was run by the families whose kids where riding. One family got the tent there, other one brought the food, third made the social media work.. etc. Of course there was a coach. He came to say to everyone how can they make progress.. What happened. This is the normally really frustrating feeling after the race when you don't know. You don't know how could you be better, you don't know how did you do.
I would love to put up a team like this in Finland. I really do have so much bad feelings about Finnish BMX that I just would want to have this one own positive thing. If we go back to the last year World Champs episode, I would be happy to talk that thru with anyone who has something to say about it. I do think that I did eveything right, but we can talk about it also we can talk about what the other team members managed the happening. I don't need to go thru anything if no one has bad feelings about it, but I just don't want to hear the talks behind my back. Everyone knows how they get twisted. Or having situations like a person who doesn't say anything to me, but takes it to the national cycling union. My dream would be to have team like this which I followed during the past weekend in Finland. I even got the first sponsor for the group... Now the team is travelling to USA to race in Rock Hill. That's a big move, but nothing is impossible if the group works as hard as this one. So I'm calling up a riders, who want to join a hard working team and do their part of the journey too :) I think Rock Hill 2017 would be awesome goal! Contact me if interested to hear what is on my mind.
Yes, and btw. each club had their riders to travel to the races together in a bus. For the track near by my home, we had 3 buses full of riders!