Yep, that was me haha. I decided to pull out at the end of the lap before I got whistled off so I technically DNF'd, although I would've placed around 70-75th. I was chatting with one of the VCU guys before the race (the one who crashed, there's video of it on youtube from a spectator), we were both definitely cooked from the crit but we still had fun. Hitting that hill like 20+ times was crazy. I was happy the humidity wasn't too bad, but it was rather hot. It was my first time in Richmond and I definitely liked the city! Can't wait to watch worlds next year, you can appreciate it a lot more after having raced that circuit.
Last edited by zitter; 05-05-14 at 04:40 PM.
Sweet, can't wait for the road race video. You guys were hauling ass, I think my fastest lap in my race was 2:00, you guys must have been hitting 1:50. Also, a friend of mine was taking pics of the ITT and got a good one of either you or your teammate-
oh sweet, that's my teammate Drew. he came out a couple days early and did the ITT, the rest of us got in Friday evening. Road race is uploading now. should be ready by the morning or afternoon. I got popped the third time up Libby Hill, got to the top and looked behind and all I saw was follow cars. I knew I was going to get popped eventually so I tried to stay active near the front and get some good footage.
looking at my strava for the crit, my fastest lap was also actually 2:00. slowest lap before I got dropped was 2:11, most of them around 2:05. some of my other friends/teammates got down to a 1:51/1:53, they finished in the main group so it was probably the last couple laps.
my fastest road race lap was 22:04
Last edited by zitter; 05-05-14 at 10:43 PM.
Here's me making a suffer face and showcasing leg hair in all its glory, I'm chasing one of the guys on my collegiate team in the 3/4 race Saturday.
haha nice, we gave our teammate Drew some **** for not shaving his legs either lol. also, here's video from the road race
That crit course looks phenomenal.
Great job to all the collegiate racers, thanks for sharing info on this years races. Those huge fields are so hard to race in.
Reminds me of the Good Old Days (tm) when we did 50 mile criteriums with 200 riders.
And I thought 50-60 guys in a crit was a lot!
my friend Ben took this pic of my two-man broke on Saturday. pain faces.
Being an offensive lineman for my teammate.
Photo by Teammates Girlfirend - Lady Peddler Blog
"Meyrueis, Lozere, June 26, 1977. Hot and overcast. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me."
I find rubbing sunscreen or embro into leg hair really disgusting, even on my own legs.