A cold day at Nommay today and a first in my career. I’ve managed stay out of the way of the riders for the last 11 years, but that ended today. Most of the time, I can calculate pretty well how riders would behave on the course. After a few laps, you can see what line most take and while I like to get close, I can pick spots most of the time that allow me to get close without risking actually colliding with the riders in any shape or form.
But I miscalculated one corner today. During the juniors’ race, I was on the outside of a corner and I thought I was in a safe distance and direction and I would be staying out of the way of the riders. It was going well until poor Ward Huybs lost traction in that very corner. As he was correcting his direction, his left arm swing wide and hit the front of my lens. It was a low-speed accident, so there were no lasting effects for either of us, just a bruised lip on my end.
Sorry Ward for interfering with your race!
So, some lessons have been learnt, just in time for the Worlds. Two more weeks until then and then the end of the season is not far either – where has the time gone?