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Passing, man is it tough sometimes. I don’t think it was just me, though, because after re-watching the race it looked like a lot of people were struggling to pass, which is weird because Deschambault is really wide and flows a lot. I think part of the problem was, since they were able to water early in the day and dig the track up with the fear of rain, it just never developed into a multi-line track until really late in the day. It is an extremely fun track to ride, it just never gets old.
My day was pretty decent, not something I should really complain about. As you can probably already tell, I struggled to make passes, which is a problem when you get two terrible starts and crash on the first lap. So, I made the best of riding behind everyone all day. The track was really rough by the end of the day. I was surprised because, like I said, they weren’t able to dig up the track. The 450 class pretty well lucked out on not getting much rain during our moto. The 250 boys were not so lucky.

Cade Clason rode very smooth again at Round 7 and finished 7th overall in the 450 class. Photo by James Lissimore

So, usually Palm’s only has me do some writing the week before a race, so you might be wondering why I am writing since we have a weekend off in Canada. WELL, that is because we are going to Unadilla this weekend!! If you can’t tell, I’m excited. ‘Dilla’ was where I raced my first pro race back in 2013 so it only seems fair to start all over there!
This week the team is coming stateside. My mechanic, Craig, is bringing all the bikes to my parents’ house in Ohio so we can do some riding and testing here. Mostly starts, if you can’t tell that, because that is what I need to work on. For some reason, my race bike always feels a little different than my practice bike so it will be nice to ride them back to back and try to get them as comparable as possible. It has been pretty nice back in Ohio. I have found some great places to ride and some fun people, too. I am excited to head back to Arizona in a couple of weeks. It’s been a long summer on the east coast.

With just one round remaining in the 2019 MXTour Cade sits in a very impressive 5th overall in the 450 class. Photo by James Lissimore

When it comes to Unadilla, I sort of know what to expect. I will be in the “B” practice so I will have to make it happen in practice one; having a really good lap is important. Luckily, I will be able to watch the “A” group a little and see what they are doing and what I will need to do. Sometimes I wish I could have that luxury in Canada – being able to watch Colton and Phil would help a lot. Both have complete opposite types of riding styles, and being able to watch them, you can just learn so much. That’s why I always go back and re-watch the races after to see what lines they were taking and how they were attacking the track. I always get on my little brother for that when he is at the races. He loves hanging out with friends and girls and whatnot. Well, let me tell you, there is nothing better to do off the track when at the race than watch riders better than you race and see what is working and what isn’t working on the track. Well, that’s it! I’ll see everyone at Unadilla!!



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