valley road race recap

JulieLewis_20110417_ValleyRR, originally uploaded by solo_goat.

9am start times are a little nutty if you ask me, but for the second week in a row, hit up the local covered bridge road race.

temps were in mid 40's, field was smaller this week due to a big cash crit going in the 'burgh and a mountain bike race going on down south.

off the gun, two guys got a way and had a pretty sizeable gap. a few chasers went a few times, nothing stuck.

on the little rutty rocky gravelly rise after the start/finish, i started hitting it pretty fast and would carry it out until the tight corner - more as a measure to keep the break in sight as a few people were attempting to keep it close, so i decided to join in the effort.

3rd time hitting the climb super hard, i was just nearing the corner and eric from panther went flying by - i jumped his wheel and the break was formed with rudy, bob and dave.

pull, pull, pull - and we got away. a lap and a half to go and we caught them. guess i shouldn't of pulled so hard at the end as when we caught them, the 6 of us just kind of looked at each other until the finish.

dave led it out, everybody sprinted and i ended up 5th on the day. sprinting is not my specialty, that's for sure.

next up - rest and maybe something local, then heading down south to the Cohutta 100.

and - major thanks goes out to my facebook friends who somehow got me an entry to Syllamo's 100. now i just need to figure out my travel plans..

sologoat out

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