The past years have never been great for me at the Open. Words like "rain", "ice", "wind", "disappointment" and "pressure" have all played a part in my not so favorable finishes. I say this because after this year all those past bad memories have been replaced.
This years USO was sunny and soft pretty much the whole week! That and I was riding well enough to score my first major podium finish. I went into finals hoping that if I rode my best I might be able to finish in the top 5, I guess you could say I exceeded my expectations. Here's how it all went down.