Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sanford Crit

My race report from the Sanford crit. First of all it was a beautiful day to be out racing. A nice change from arm warmers and frozen snout.

I was doing the Cat 5 and was planning on doing the 4/5 race later in the day.

Basically it boiled down to this. There were 5 of us who got away a little before 1/2 way. I couldn't hang with the two top guys. They were within 10 yards and I tried to pass the third place guy who was one of the two's teammates. His teammate sped up and wouldn't let me pass. He did his job. I tried to stay with 3-4, but I couldn't do it. I looked back to see where the field was and they were about 15-20 seconds back. I was left alone and since I am not a breakaway specialist I pretty much waited on the group. I knew that I would have a better chance waiting on them instead of wearing myself out doing it alone. The group closed the gap to 3-4 a little, but not enough. I ended up 5th. The guys who finished 1-2 beat us by at least 1/2 lap probably more. That was the fastest cat 5 race I have been involved in. After that I put the ixnay on the 4/5 race.

Danny raced the 4/5 race and I am not sure what place he finished, but he put in a good showing. There were a couple of attempts for breakaways in the race, but none lasted too long. It ended in a field sprint after 40 minutes. No wrecks or anything.

Robin raced the women's race. She did a good job as well. She was lumped in with the 1,2,3's. There was a girl that used to race for Cheerwine and she basically had the race from beginning to end.

Anyway on to the pictures.

Welcome to Sanford, NC baby!!

Danny on the back straight. Not sure of Danny's speed here.
I think it was at least 53 mph.

This was Isaac after my race. Here he is cooling down with a cool Mello Yello.

After he cooled down a little and got his groove back he "hammed" it up for the camera.

Until the next race............Oh yeah, Dixie Tuesday.

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