My first Crit
I started, bumped shoulders, and finished 17th out of a fill field of 50.
Longer story: I was kinda nervous, and concerned about being able to hang. Well those concerns were not warranted. I had no problem moving around in the pack, moving from the rear to the top 5 was not hard. I was never in trouble, and had plnty of reserves. Being my first crit I was not concerned with the sprint finish. Im kicking myself now. I have plenty. I moved from about 35th in the last corner to 17th and never sprinted out of the saddle. Now I have a better idea about positioning and will be better off next race.
What a blast that was, I loved it and cant wait for my next race.
Ninja don't wear flipflop
Good job Sean. It is amazing how the more you do this the more the race slows down. I don't mean that it is easier, it just becomes less of a blur and you can see where you need to be......so says the guy who barely has double-digit races under his belt.
Thanks Tony. It actually got faster, but it didnt feel like it. As I got more comfortable it just got funner.
Old Road Racer
First crits experiences can be so extreme -- they're great or they're horrible -- usually not much in between. Glad yours was on the good side.
BTW, I presume you were on your Specialized.