nc state games 6/24 - and sometimes you sprint it out
I raced the NC state games today, course was nice, a little hill after the front stretch, some off camber corners on the back stretch and a fast downhill sprint.
We were supposed to race for 40 minutes but ended up with something more like 35 ish, a couple of breaks went on the climb and everyone just wanted to soft pedal on the back.
A break went with someone who didnt look dangerous then the guy who got 3rd in my race yesterday tried to bridge. I let it go to see if anyone else wanted to bring it back, no one did. So I brought it back giving the orginal guy a nice little pat on the back and I passed him.
A few other things tried to go but never went anywhere, I was feel pretty good at this point.
Sign comes up for 4 to go, I decided that on 2 to go I make a little move I try but it only ends up in stringing out the pack So I sit back in.
On the bell lap on the back stretch a guy goes and really starts to hammer, were maybe a k out. I know no one else is going to bring it back. So I turn up the gas without going too hard, he starts to come back. @ 400m a guy come around me and brings it back fully. I'm now sitting 3rd wheel @ 300m, I see the speed limit sign I had decided on earlier and where to start my sprint and I go, stand up shortly, my legs hurt, sit back down and hammer, I see a guy starting to move up on my left so i stand back up and keep him back. I ended up winning
It didnt come down to a throw but it was close. Thats two in a row for this weekend and 14 points.
Oh The Huge Manatee
now thats what i call a great weekend
Nice work, recneps. I had a decent outing in the 1/2/3 race. Got into a break of 6 that got caught by a chase group of 5 with one to go. David LeDuc rode away from all of us (yes, he really is as strong as everybody says he is- that was for his THIRD win of the day). I came in 5th in the end.
That guy is STILL racing? Sheesh.
Originally Posted by truckin
Aut Vincere Aut Mori
...and winning everything
Originally Posted by Dubbayoo
Again, killer job Spencer!
I ended up 9th after getting boxed in for the sprint in the above race I'm gonna submit for my CAT-3 upgrade, and if it goes through (it should...13 points, 10 top tens and ~35 races) I'm going on a self imposed trip to "fat camp" to prepare for some stuff this fall.
Pack finish with the 5's for me. Fairly uneventful...one crash and one guy who proceeded to yell "INSIDE [insert team name or jersey color]" at every single turn on every lap.
Making a kilometer blurry
Kickass rec. Congrats nothing feels better than a well played win
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Damn Recneps that's a good weekend.
Sweet! Well done recneps!
Eternal Cat3 Rookie
Hey, was it an Aaron's guy you beat at the line? I think that might have been a teammate that moved up there or is going to school up there or something...