I raced tonight. Got 6th out of around 30 people in the Cat 4. They placed the top 7 and I got a check for $25! Almost my entry fee back.
A little slower pace tonight 25.5 avg mph, nobody wanted to work and no large team turnout from any group to push the pace. Had delusions of grandeur and wanted to win a la Fabian Cancellara style and went off the front with 2 laps to go catching a dying 2 person breakaway and succeeded only in stretching out the peleton into a long line (though it was at a 28 mph avg lap). Got passed with ¾ of a lap to go. Ducked in with the top 10 guys and sprinted it out with what I had left. Not the smartest move but I tried. I’ll try and learn my lesson for the next few races and wait. I’m headed to South Carolina tomorrow for a Road Race and another crit on Sunday to finish off the Atlanta Crit series.