To begin the slideshow.....I asked Sirena to take some pictures of the race and this is one of them. Thank you Sirena for your hard work, but I may have to give the responsibility to another. There were other legit pictures, but this is the one that I had to post. Charlie leading the "B" race on the back stretch. It was strange tonight that the wind was in your face on the backstretch and not the finishing straight. Chancey rockin' the skinsuit.........
Ring the bell if you like fresh styles! Now that the Dixie race no longer features the organizer's personal iPod mix as the soundtrack, we had to entertain ourselves by admiring the fashion of the PVSers after the race. I submit the following as evidence of our cutting-edge looks:
Not sure if these gents need to 'splain themselves or not. Comments?
The C Race at Dixie tonight was fast. Mitch and I were joined by Duane and Whitney (guys from Paceline W-S). The race had around 17 people in it. Oh by the way #627 was there...the guy who has won the previous Dixie races. My Cervelo is in the shop and I had to rock the Cannondale crossbike with road tires/road set-up. The race started out fast. Immediately #627's friend shot off the front and got a ~15-20 second gap. No one was wanting to chase that early. He stayed out front for a long time. Eventually, the pack (with Mitch and myself) doing work caught him. Then one of Mitch's friends Barry took off. He is extremely fast and I thought he was gone. There was a head wind on the back stretch and he was reeled in after a few laps. Apparenly he told Mitch to go with him but our beloved Mitch didn't make the jump (Sport Beans?). Everyone remember a couple of weeks ago at Dixie Mitch left me out to work...kidding. We need to work on our communication during the race. We were all back together and then there was <10 laps to go. #627 went and amped up the pace some. We stayed together and the laps dwindled down. With one lap to go I decided to make a break for it and got a gap of a few feet. I hung on until the last corner when I was caught. Mitch a few guys came around. #627 won again!!! Mitch hung on for 3rd and I held on for 5th. Good luck to everyone racing this weekend.
On Sunday we will have a ride leaving from Todd and Trish Gray's barber shop in North Davidson County at 1:30 PM. We will ride over to the Omnimum Road Race Course at a moderate pace. The course has several challenging hills and is a good training loop. If riders get separated from the group they can always turn around and ride the course in reverse and get back together with the rest of the riders. This is good training for the up coming road races. In particular the Rock Hill Road Race and of course The Piedmont Triad Omnium Road Race.
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