Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
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Hi CDR, .... Yes, I was there for my first time. I did the 4/5 race, felt pretty good, (but not great). I was about 5th coming out of the last corner thinking I might place, then the guy in front of me popped out of his pedal, so I eased up. By then I was in 10th, so I just pedaled easy to 12th or so since I was out of the placings. I did the 3/4 race next. The first 2 laps were hard since I was still panting from the first race. I usually don't care if I start at the back, but it was a mistake today, since they started so quickly. After that I was fine and finished mid-pack. I don't have my crit legs yet.
Despite what everyone says about Cat 5s, it was a pretty safe race with no incidents that I know of and no real scary moves, although I prefer racing at the higher levels.