by Don Goettler
Yes, yes, yes - it's true about my 6th place finish. I got my entry fee back + $1... my first cash prize ever.
and Donola in 3/4's and Jamel in 5's.
3/4's got off
to a pretty fast pace but on our 3rd lap the
officials stated that the 5's were about to catch us. This really
motivate us and the pace was kind on and off for about 5 laps. Lots of
breakaways (and flats) that never got too far.
The slavic dude with the scruffy beard was up front
the race keeping things in control until he flatted.
He rejoined the pack 2 laps later just to shake
again until he veared into my rear wheel and took a spill but
back on soon enough. The last couple laps were fun with lots of
breaks and the rest us of trying to retrieve them. On the
going up the hill, the field got shattered with me in the back group. I
for sure the race was over for me. But
as luck would have it, the lead group dropped the pace considerably
was able to catch up. Bottom of the hill I moved up the field as Scott
by everyone past the temple. Good sacrifice move by him to help
string out the field and make a safer finish.
I just held on tight and went left and
managed a sixth place finish!
Actually 7th, but Slavic Beard Guy was
disqaulified because of
cutting through the park.
I'm super psyched!
BRING IT ON!!!
wet and chilly