Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Is it Cross or Crit season?

Tonight was the first night for the Tuesday KC Crit and it was COLD! I think it was right at 32 degrees when we started. I'm sure that and the 25 mph winds out of the north contributed to the small turnout. The crew that turned out did a nice job working a pace line and everybody got a good workout. I think it took over half of the race before my hands warmed up enough that I could shift gears. I never did get warmed up enough to get my legs going before Chris called out 3 to go. Shadd punched it up the hill to separate the group and bring it down to 4 with 2 laps to go. On the last lap I tried to jump into the wind before the corner to get a little gap. I knew I wasn't going to beat Shadd or David but I hoped to get away from Mark. It worked and I ended up 3rd in the sprint.

I'll post the points next but I wanted to note that you will not see David's name listed. That's because he did not complete the whole race. This year anybody that does not complete every lap of the race will not be counted for the points. I caught a bit of grief about this last year so this is the way it's going to be.

KC Crit Results 3/10/09

  1. Shadd Smith 5
  2. Tom Price 4
  3. Mark Cole 3
  4. Lyle Reynolds 2
  5. Pat Angell 1


JB said...

Silliness! With team camp down in Arkansas this coming weekend, i didn't want to get out in the nasty and get sick...good on you guys for cowboyin' up.

Mark Studnicki said...

Ditto, except I have no team camp to worry about. Just a crappy "9 to 5" day job to deal with every day. I'm not a leg-speed guy, even on a good day..... after about 15 of these. Usually I'll just sit in after i'm dead but you can't just sit in when there's only 5 or 6 guys echeloned across the road.

TP said...

That was cold! My hands were frozen for most of the race. Made it kind of hard to shift but they finally came around near the end. Bring on the warm weather!