Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twilight #2 Air Center crit

I attacked from the go and the 3 wild cherries/cyclepaths guys had the same plan quickly making it group of 4 with a gap. 2 of them were still stinging from hard efforts last weekend at sea otter and didn't hang around. Nate and I kept trading pulls and held on to a tentative gap. Next up came Buckley and Matt Ream. They rang the bbell for a powerbar prime(which they were also giving out free before the race)and Matt went for it. The three of us continued to work together and leave Matt. Bubba came across and the 4 of us worked very well together and no one jumped the primes, just rotated through and whomever was on the front took it(As it should be in a break). Buckley started the attacks on the back side of the last lap and bubba was quick to jump on him. I calmly moved onto his wheel and waited. I should have countered and not give him a chance to wind it up to speed but that is hindsight. Bubba kept going and going and going and finally I tried to make a pip at the line with a bike throw but missed it by half a wheel. Amazing he can win races never getting out of the saddle at 39mph, what a diesel.

Hats off to Bubba though, he earned it.

Race#1 1st
Race#2 2nd with a first and third in the points primes

Good start to the series

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