Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Crits With Climbing! Foothill College CR & San Rafael Twilight

Check out the profile. 1.1 mile loop with a good, 50 second, v02 max, climb in it.

2nd to last lap, yelled at a teammate to get on my wheel then pulled him up to the front, from the middle of the 50 person pack. I stayed on the front for the rest of the lap and pushed the pace. Sat up at the start of the last lap. Totally spent. Rolled in near last.

Unfortunately, my teammate wasn't able to make good use of the awesome job I did positioning him. Fortunately, didn't matter, because another teammate won.

Foothill College Circuit Race

San Rafael Twilight Crit

A friend and I at San Rafael. He grabbed a prime. I sat in and got jack shit (19th out of 62). Legs were great, waited too long to make a move. Really thought I could podium.

A teammate went up on the second to last lap to help bring back a guy that was dangling off the front. Was able to stay out for the win! Nice! (No thanks to me)

2012 Leesville Gap Road Race

Damn that was a hard race. Got dropped from the leaders at about mile 20 of 64. Got a chase group going and rode a solid tempo for the rest of the race. So, at least got a killer training ride out of it.

People kept telling me about how this race had by far the worst roads out of any NorCal RR. Thought they were exaggerating. They were not. Half the race, I felt like I should have been riding a CX bike with CX tires. Blasting over roads at race pace that were more pot hole and patch then original asphalt. My fingers and back were killing me at times.

Epic race. I'm glad to have done it once. Probably never going to do it again.

14/26. E4.

Leesville Gap RR