2nd at stark velo cross
made the trip north today to the stark velo cross. as i glanced at paul martin and shawn at the line i knew this was going to be a pain train for an hour.
gun went off, immediately we were all in a group. shawn was pulling.
i put in a brief attack and it shed a few guys, then shawn went again. paul was reeling us back in and i was wondering when he would pounce.
paul threw down and the group broke up. i chased, got a few seconds behind him with three to go and had to back off a little as i was on my limit.
two laps to go, i held my own and the gap didn't get any bigger. i was going to make my last effort on the 2nd half of the last lap where the mud and ditch crossings favored my mountain bike skillz.
i closed the gap to about 3 seconds before we got to the flat section before the finish and that's when paul kicked in his after burners and pulled out the win with me about 4-5 seconds behind him. shawn would finish out 3rd on the day.
next slice of pain coming up - the cinci 3 day UCI cross weekend.