^^ It was about the same for the criterium this morning at 710AM (jesus christ...).
My race was pretty good. I like the course, actually. The race was fast and aggressive, but nobody could get away until two guys at the very end. I stayed near the front and got 6th or something in the first prime, I sat out the 2nd prime because it was obvious that the prime sprinters weren't going to get a break (we did for a 1/2 - 1 lap after the first one but nobody wanted to work together..) On the third prime lap I said to myself "I want to WIN SOMETHING this year" after a couple of podiums and knowing for sure that I'll upgrade next year. I got on the front and ramped it up quickly. I got a gap, but a guy from Mines bridged and passed me. I jumped on his wheel and held it all the way into the LONG finishing straight. I looked back with about 500m to go and saw there was about a bike length between me and the guy behind me. I rested my arms on the tops, grabbed my shift cables and slowly wound it up, passing the guy from Mines (man it felt like hours when we were sidebyside, both going completely 100%) I beat him to the line by a couple of bike lengths and won the prime.
Unfortunately, I burned a few too many matches in that effort. I got some points for the team though. One of my newer teammates moved up to the front on the counter-attack after the prime (when it felt like my heart would explode) and covered the breaks. With a lap to go I was hanging on in the pack, but not by a whole lot. I spotted my roommate and told him to try to move up and see if he could take the sprint, as I'm not much of a sprinter anyway and I knew I'd get nuked in the last acceleration. He did pretty well (not sure exactly). Turns out a lot of other people got nuked on the final straight and I passed many of them. Of course we may never know my TRUE finishing position as there was NO FINISH LINE CAMERA and they relied on everyone lining up 1/2 a lap after the race was over. Heh.