Single & 29
So, it was a fast & very fun race. The temps were in the 50's and perfect by my standard for racing. I wore shorts with light knickers over the top, toe covers, head warmer for my ears & chilly day cycling gloves. It worked out GREAT.. Oh, I had thin arm warmers with my team jersey. Perfecto!
I don't like race reports in 2011 any better than the previous 4..5 years, SO, I won't bore you with details but will say this... GLEN will NOT catch me again. Darn, he started 6 minutes back & caught me within the final 15 minutes of the race. When he found me spinning my brains out on the flat back-stretch.. he simply said, "oh hai." Nice huh? Well, I took that as an opportunity to draft him for a couple/few? miles until my legs said they just could not keep that RPM.
Definitely time to move up a notch in back... 34/18 for MSB 2011... looks like 34/17 for the remainder of the summer unless I find some combo I like better. Looking for and finding that perfect place... does it exist?
So, in the end I would up on the top notch of the podium with my 2 ss competitors standing near but far off in the time standings. Feeling hopeful that I made the right choice going ss.
The most rewarding part was finishing up as 5th overall in the women's field against some pretty seriously road women. Yippy!
p.s. Glen hauled in his group... top 10 outta almost 200 (I think?) yah, he's starting strong.