Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Motherfucker what a weekend.....
We went to Branchbrook park on Saturday. This race was a barnburnner to say the least. We road in the top 25 all day. There were 120 starters and 36 finished. A move slipped off the front with 10 miles to go with the avg speed up there I thought it would come back but you know how that goes. We just rolled in to try and save the legs for today. The Yale team added a 1/2 race this year E and I were pretty psyched to do it, nothing like doing a home town race. The course was pretty good 5 corners and lots of potholes a true breakaway course. The race started out pretty easy I just sat back for the first 2 laps I didn't know any of the collage guys so I waited to see how the race would unfold. A move went on the 3rd lap with Hacker, Sasha, Hunter, Yella, some collage guy and another CCB rider. I moved up and E took me half way across the gap and I jumped the rest of the way. When I went across I had some good legs so I put in a couple of hard laps. When we settled in Hunter and the CCB guy were gone and Ryan Serbol came across. The break was working well everyone was doing there share for the most part. There was a lot of horse power in the move so I knew we were gone. As the laps started to wind down I was trying to figure out how I was going to pull something off. I was the worst sprinter there. With 2 laps to go Hacker attacked I was at the wrong end of the line I thought that was it Ryan went across they hesitated and we brought them back. The old guys maneuvered the two collage kids to the front on the last lap and it went into a game of poker. The guy I didn't know attacked everyone went after him and I sat at the back they all fanned out across the road I attacked as soon as they were looking at each other. We were about 1km out but it was the window I was waiting for. I came out of the last corner with a gap but it was a long finishing straight. I gave it my all buy Ryan got me on the line. I tasted the the win but it was not to be. This is the payoff for all the work we put in this year.