First Race Report
Well, here it goes; my first race and report coming all the way from the Seward Park Spring Crit Classic. So I get there fork over my cash and sign up for Junior B Category (15/16) but today they've thrown us in with the Junior A's as well (17/18). So about hald an hour to start time I go and ride a nearby hill a few times and spin out the legs a bit seeing as I am currently without a trainer. The "Warm-Up" Lap was done at about 30 mph and I was panting like mad at the end. The course is a mere 0.8 miles but has a 200m uphill ad a corresponding 200m downhill sprinkled in. There is only one hard corner which is 140 degree turnaround however there is a medium bank at the bottom of the downhill.
We line up and get the gun and the pack of about 25 stays together for the first lap and then seperates into front and back (I hang with the front). We were doing about 30 on the downhill and the flat after the downhill, climbing at about 18mph and hammering the pace. Slowly the front group split into two and I drifted to the back of the second group. About 5 laps in, they picked up the pace and left me behind which put me somewhere between the original front group and the rear group. Slowly, people starting fading out on the hill so I managed to make back some time on the back half of the front group.
I managed to lap most of the slower group and got lapped by the front group on the last lap which puts me in probably 13 or so out of 25. I stopped and went over to the group of Racers having a chat and talked about the race with them and then headed back for rollout. The end stats were roughly 11 miles in a little over 25 minutes and an average of 20.3 mph even with like 2 miles of climbing.