Saturday, February 28, 2009

TopView Cat 3 Road Race

7 laps for 51.5 miles in the rain in Dacula, GA.  9th Place.

My first mass start Aaron's race and first Cat 3 race. I rode up with Jeff Blau. We had 7 riders. Just under 40 racers. Nate made it into the break with 5 other guys with one person in between the break and the peleton. One nasty 1/2 mile climb 2/3's of the way around with another one just before the finish. Each team that had multiple riders had someone in the break so our job, along with others was to sit on the front and keep the pace slow since Nate had a 1 in 5 chance of winning if they stayed away. He got 3rd. At the end, we had a 4 person train for a lead-out. D Chad kept us at the front with a long start, Hatfield took over, then Adam and I came through for 2nd and 3rd in the field sprint. Great first run at that. Fairly easy day of racing with an avg hr of 152. Sprint was only 34 mph with no kick so it's definitely time to start working on that.

Photo is of the pack sprint. I'm in the middle finishing 3rd.

TopView Cat 3 Sprint

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