Hi Hermes, thanks for the encouragement and kind words. It's always a pleasure to see and ride with you and Velo Diva. My experience is that if I'm climbing in anything smaller than a 39 X 23 on a climb of 6% or less, I'm going to get dropped. I had a 25 for last week's race where there were some 8% ramps. I got dropped anyway.
AzTR, looking forward to giving you a lead out in SoCal.
Today was a really strange day. Can't get into the details for several reasons but everything is basically fine right now. I ended up riding 56 miles instead of 100+ miles so I guess I'll have to race harder in tomorrow's TT. My, I have plenty of excuses, no pressure race is out the window.