Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Buffed then battered

Yah, that CCCX par-course was an awesome buffed high speed single track. Long enough to feel like a mtb race and short, smooth and fast enough to feel like cross,... and no dismounts or glop. We lined up to race the semi-pro event. Rod announced that the cash prize was for first only. When Barry Wicks slid into the front row, we knew the race was gonna be for 2nd. We stayed with him for the first lap and a half, but he quickly disappeared and left three of us swapping leads in a half hearted chase. To our credit,(it looked like he was just cruising), we kept him within a couple of minutes. At one point, when he crossed back towards us, I yelled, "wait up Barry", Ha, funny guy!... Larry, Jason, and I had a fun race, .... on the last lap we attacked each other. It was the kind of course that unless you were hands and feet stronger then the rest (B Wicks),you had no place to escape.... So, once you were in your grouping, it was a matter of making the right play at the end. On the last lap we attacked each other. Jason lead us up the hill and over, then I attacked with no success, then Larry broke free and I was able to bridge and wait for an opening near the finish to attack again for a narrow escape to the line for 2nd. Yah, Barry won, but ya know, if I had won, people would figure I was taking something,... but as often as I screw up, no way.

Battered on Sunday to come

1 comment:

dr-nitro said...

Rock on old man.