Sunday, May 24, 2009

Melon City Race Report' - SPEED BUMP!

Ever been airborn in a criterium? The speed bump was right after the downhill section. We hit it at about 35MPH every lap.

Sitting in the field



Myself and Nate

I need to remind that there is no such thing as an easy win. The thought was that it was probably going to come down to a bunch kick so the plan was to sit in and have me lead out Sheldon up the hill and drop him off at 100 meters to go. However, there was a group of 10 off the front with Derick Graham (BISSELL Elite) and Sheldon was sitting on in a chase group of about 15 with me surfing the front of the peloton. As luck would have it, about 1/3 up the hill, we made contact with both groups, but for all intents and purposes, the sprint had already started and everybody finished about where they started from at the bottom of the hill, sans a few folks that detonated up the hill, causing a little chaos up the climb. Sheldon ended up in the best position at 8th. So as Glen has told me, "there is no such thing as an easy win." Lesson learned today, as I hardly felt like I did anything today.

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