New Year's Day and I already have my first very unsatisfying result on the books. I had 5-10s on Berkman for most of the 2nd half of the climb. He had a better finishing kick left than I did and while I got it back to half a bike length, I ran out of ground and missed the podium.
I blame asthma and being sick, and letting the slowest guy pull our group for the middle, flatter section of the climb. We gave up 15 seconds and everyone got rested for the 2nd half. Would have been better for me, in hindsight, to attack that section and make guys work for the full duration of the climb.
Woulda-shoulda-coulda; bike racing. Ended 4th of 7 in m35, and had I raced p12 my time would have put me at 5th of 11. Mid-pack all around. My annual reminder that 175lbs does not a 15-minute hillclimb winner make.