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.