Saturdays PV Starbucks Ride: Nice group of 10 headed out North for a 60+ miler. Nice mix of flats and hills made for a ride that made the legs hurt. They legs hurt before the ride but they were 10 times worse after. Hard to figure that one out sometimes. Anyway, we decided to do the race in Perry Sunday and ride home again. Hmmmm......the legs hurt, longer race, not as favorable wind.......what am I thinking!
Scott took the plunge this week and replaced Alex on the ride back. Thanx to Bill for the for the magic carpet ride in the Mercy Cycling van and to Papa Wallace (aka: ooie, ueie, whatever Bill's kids call him) for driving. First time out the the new Lincoln Industries kits!
Scott and I did the 3's race and for whatever reason most of the 3's did not want to combine with the 1, 2's race. A combined race would of been more interesting but it is what you make it. Our race was pretty animated with people attacking and going off the front. Scott helped set the tempo for the first few laps in an attempt to get his racing legs back in his first race of the year. I attacked on the hill and then later bridged up to a solo rider that was off the front. After a long bridge I get to the guy and he just sits up and wants me to drag him around, not going to work and I just wait for the field. On the next lap Rob goes off the front with another rider in the cross wind section. I bridged up to him and we were off. Another rider got across shortly after that and we quickly got a gap. Everybody took their pulls and we ended up staying away for the uphill sprint. I ended up leading up the hill and just didn't have the jump left in my legs to counter their jump and ended up 3rd. Not too bad as I didn't feel that great and was riding at my limit in the break.