Orchard Beach Crit - Race Report It didn't happen. I spent all afternoon Saturday washing bikes and even put a new chain on my race bike (a first for me). Woke up Sunday morning with my eye lid swollen halfway shut, impairing my vision a little bit. I decided to skip the race since impaired vision and bike racing is a recipe for further disaster. I initially chalked it up to allergies which have been kicking my ass more this year than in the past. After my eye worsened when I woke up today, I spent the morning at the doctor to which they confirmed that I just have a stye (after much prodding by the resident). I feel like the dirty kid in class since all advice is basically "wash yourself and this won't happen". Also the contact lens holiday sounds so much more interesting than it really is, glasses suck. Not sure what my upcoming race goals are. I initially planned on skipping the Bear Mountain race next weekend since I'm still in the beginning of my training for the year and its a grueling race. I'm somewhat rethinking that now but hopefully I'll talk myself off that ledge before reg closes on Friday. No need to suffer for 60 miles and 5,200 ft of climbing to finish mid-pack at best. I'm still in the process of selling then buying apartments, doing some work before we move, then moving in early June. That all takes priority over racing so I may just pull the trigger on something a few days before if my schedule lines up. Meanwhile, I'll just keep chugging along on the trainer.