The race went well for the team, as Ben and Andy took 1st and 3rd. For the most parts, the race was slow on the flats and each time got faster up the climbs. Going up the main hill the 3rd time, Andy dropped his chain and I did what I could to get him back up to speed. Unfortunately for me, it was a bit too much with the climbers digging deep at the front. I then found myself in a pace line with good 'ol Sonoma County friends. Tyler and Ryan joined me to try to catch back on. Other folks came and went during the chase, too. But just before the climb on the 4th lap, we were told by the moto that we were within 60 seconds. This lifted the pace a little, but I cannot imagine they went any slower on the 4th time then the 3rd.
Anyway, it was good to do a long road race again. It seems like I have been doing a lot of crits recently so it was a nice change of pace.
See y'all at Sea Otter!