Started the day with a couple of warm up laps, then cheered on Greg, Jeremy and the rest of the team in the CAT4 race. Greg had a huge lead only to be caught on the last lap. He had a great finish in 2nd. Jeremy had another good ride in 7th.
My race (the Elite Masters 2/3/4) started at 12:15. Thanks to Saris / Cycleops for the trainer tent that kept my legs moving and kept me warm. I wasn't too crazy about the start, it was on loose gravel and I wasn't sure if I would get a call up. Luckily I did by virtue of a good race at Town Hall Cross...started outside the second row.
After the first sand section there was a fast gravel path leading into some mud. You can see the "pink streak" below!
Once I got free from Brad I could tell that one guy was slowly making up time. With two to go he passed me. After 4 laps without anyone to block the wind I was shot, but I tried to hang on. I rode the back section well and set up a pass on the last lap through the tight stuff. I blew the next sand section and he got enough of a gap that I wouldn't be able to close it before we hit the line. I ended up fifth out of a field of about 45, so considering the competition I am very happy with the race. Missed bringing home some cash by one position, but hey I don't do it for the money that's for sure!
I rushed out of there and switched to coaching mode. It was Autumn's second to last soccer game. It's awesome to see the progress the team has made this year and they had a great game...scoring a bunch of goals and winning (although we don't really keep score)!!