Monday’s should be optional, at least when there’s a mud race on Sunday. I entered yesterday’s race despite my better judgment as it rained all night Saturday on an already saturated course in Gainesville. Sunday morning came with more misty fog leaving conditions on the motocross and supercross track a greasy, sloppy mess. It’s one thing if you race motocross and it rains: the course workers get their tractors out and they groom the course, pushing off the mud and the muck, but not at an offroad race. No, they threw us out there without a care and I only lasted about 12 miles before I pulled off and called it a day. Racing, to me, is about having fun, but it’s no fun swimming your bike through puddles for miles on a track where you really don’t even belong. I broke more bones riding motocross in the brief 2 years that I tried it in high school than I have in all of my years competing off road (about 20 years,) and that’s why I don’t race motocross (or supercross) and was upset when the offroad course combined the two. Lesson learned: no more Gatorback for me.