Cam's got a new bike! Look how happy the Chamber's are and why not, Cam just got 2nd in the Tuesday KC Crit.
Interesting night at the crit. A stiff wind out of the south looked to make for some pretty negative racing. So we get started and pretty soon a break goes up the road and it's got some horsepower. I spotted it and bridged across but when I got there only a few of the 8 or so guys were pulling. I looked back and we had a pretty good gap and I thought we were gone. Alas.....too many passengers and not enough ponies. At one point Shadd rolled back to the baggage and said "you've got to be kidding", and off he went. So we got caught.
Now I know better to get shuffled too far back when the break gets caught and I only went back 10 places or so......but Cam and Shadd rolled off the front just as the groups came together and that was it. The rest of the race was spent just getting a workout and then my DUH moment came. I just finished pulling and went all the way to the end of the pack, yes, I was the last guy. Then as we are cresting the hill Chris yells "3 to go". Bummer, now I've got to get to the front. I punch it on the backside to get back into the top ten, 2 to go holding in the top ten, 1 to go kept from getting boxed in and find Joe's back wheel. He's getting a huge leadout and takes me all the way to the the start of the sprint. Joe's 3rd and I'm 4th, sweet, if only this was for money!
I cramped in Sunday's MTB race and now my legs are hurt even worse than they did when we started. Cramping is bad, but continuing to race with cramps tears your legs up even worse. If anyone has the answer to cramping in the MTB races Cam and I would love to hear them.
Speaking of Cam, check out the War Axe socks he's sporting. Pretty sweet. If you think the socks are cool wait till you see the frames and forks.