Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Coming into this I knew it was going to hurt. We have had less than ideal weather for the past week with rain and snow. The race is a neutral roll for a couple miles(yeah like a bike race is ever really neutral) followed by 11 mile loops. THe race was fast right from to go and never let up. We had 120 starters in the p/1/2 race and 90 finished on a basicly flat course and a calm day. The final 3k of the course is absolutly horrible. It was so rough it bounced your hands off the bars. We finished what was supposed to be a 86 mile race(but was short) in just under 3 hours. Good speed work but not up to snuff yet.