Shit that was awesome!!
The nice weather had me on my bike a little more the week leading up to this race. I was pumped for that and the fact that TEAMSEAGAL had reports of the course being euro enough that only the biggest JERKS would not be there.
Did a couple prelaps and it was true, the course was awesome.
I started at the back of the pack to try and start this race slower than I have other races. I always feel like I blow up about 3 laps in so a slower start should be the trick. When we got going I felt pretty good. The hardest part of the course for me was the long climb next to the road after you exited the woods. Thats the only place I felt slow anyway.
About 3 or 4 laps in I found myself riding with my team mate Jason. We rode together for a while untill Christopher caught us. Christopher came by us pretty quick so I jumped on his wheel. I then rode with him for what seemed like about 2 or 3 more laps.
I felt good so I asked to pass and started to ride a little harder. I got away from him a little and just keep the pedals turning. I eventually caught one other rider and finished 17th. My legs felt good and I think I was getting faster with each lap. Not fast enough though, I got lapped again by 1st and 2nd, and only about 1/3 of a lap away from it not happening right at the end.
Even though my finishing position was once again not so great, It was motivating as hell to feel the way I felt out there. I will keep training(suck) and come back next weekend swinging.
Thanks Eville Mike and Dennis F for photos
You just got done reading the lamest report on this race. Its late. Im tired. See you Sunday.
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