Four Winds said:That said, I've never seen anyone so pumped up for the start of a race. he was literally shaking with adrenaline on the ramp.
Perhaps this is because it's one of his few chances to be off the leash this year (California possibly another?), but I don't think any Shack rider will be under any illusions as to their role come July.
Maybe, or maybe it was the fact that he was standing on an elevated platform in nothing but a millimeter thick skinsuit, in weather that had every non-rider wearing big coats, gloves and hats for warmth. Think the tv announcer I followed mentioned it was just a couple of degrees above freezing, and rather windy - not pleasent when you're standing still and aren't pumping those legs. Just a thought.