Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 24 coyote Hill 2009

May 24 coyote Hill

Got to the race and it was raining pretty steadily but by the time the race started it was stopped raining and the sun was out….the turn out was huge …32!!! Biggest I had ever seen @ a root 66 series race…I was in the 3rd of 4.5 rows…

The start of this race is a little messed up…you ride 100 ft then do a 180 degree turn then ride another 200 ft and go across a bridge that is only one bike wide… with such a big field it was a mess….i decided I would be captain smooth and run around everyone while they were backed up on the bridge…so as I approached the bridge I got of the bike and leapt across the tinny gap the bridge went over (that in retrospect I probably could have rode)…it worked!!!... I passed several people but as I was mounting back onto my bike I fumbled and missed my pedal about 2 times and made everyone stop behind me…. yea… I was that guy…I hate people like me…

Race went good , I felt good the entire time…. Adam Snyder won… I came in 10th?
Syder had a good result @ the Canada cup race the day before… 10th I think…that syder is so hot right now…

Speaking of being hot the guy who came in second Mike Mooradian has also really upped his game this year…

Normally I recognize all the names in the top sots… it doesn’t change much from year to year… but not this year… new names and old names stepping it up…that and the large turn outs this year has made the racing really unpredictable and interesting…

I did a long cool down and an extra lap of the course to take in the beautiful scenery… its a lot easier to enjoy the surroundings when your not trying to ride your bike as fast as you can…

I noticed that every race I do in VT is really pretty…next race I plan on doing is in Vermont too… the Putney west hill race…not till the end of next month though…hopefully I will be able to get some quality training and bike trips in before then…

Friday, May 1, 2009