It was a dark and gloomy night. Errr.. morning. Light rain, 50º, small field for the penultimate race of the NY Spring Series. We queued up and rolled out, and it quickly became apparent that no rain from above was necessary, the peloton wheels would be providing all the required car wash elements today. Very soggy indeed. And very fast. Just about 25.0 mph average speed for a 13 lap race (that's 44 miles) on a cool rainy day. In doesn't get any more Spring Classic than that. We caught and passed the 3/4 field on lap 4 or 5. There were plenty of attacks, but none got anywhere, there weren't too many pauses in the tempo, and when there was nobody launched with enough authority to get a gap.
Came down to a field sprint, that was the original Global Locate Racing game plan, and somewhere up there my team mates were doing something right, because GL took 1 (Gary) 2 (Juan) and 3 (Jerry). Gary (gsteinb on BF) clinched the Spring Series trophy for overall points. I didn't ride as strong as I wanted to even though I tried real hard, almost got detatched on that last charge up the hill, but hung on for ADFL (Almost Dead Friggin Last). But I did get to the front and do a little chasing at one point. Oh well.
Good day for the team, crappy day for me, but ultimately any day you finish a race and don't crash out is a good day. I even got a 'Hey Pcad' fan callout from some unknown BF Stalker on Lap 13, which gave me extra motivation to avoid getting shelled. I look at it this way: I have a stylin' jersey, I'm on the best vets team, so people see me in GL colors and figure I must be one of those fast GL guys. You can't pose any harder than that weenies.