Monday, August 2, 2010

Race report from Southern WA.

Due to the schedule change of LWV #1 and my wife being on a Mexican cruise I was able to get out of town to do a couple OBRA races.

Camas Twilight crit

A "C" shaped course with a three block climb, the flier said to make sure and do a couple warm-up laps due to the off-camber downhill. AWESOME!

During my warm-ups I figured that the whole race would come down to the climb since once you start descending the other side it would be hard to make up ground. I was exactly right on that note. The already small field became only four guys in the lead after just 3 laps. 3 guys shortly after that. We went as a trio for a couple laps until one guy crashed from our group before the first prime was thrown out. The other leader and I traded a couple primes and continued on and lapped what was left of the field. About halfway through the race the other guy dropped me on the climb and I could never regain ground on him.

I came in second and was the only other guy to finish all the laps. My best result to date!

Vancouver Courthouse crit

A figure 8 course that promised to be fast and fun. It was.
I was able to take a lot of warm-up laps as they canceled the 15-18 year old race. I watched most of the CAT5 race and they had a break that stuck for 15 laps and won it. I made it a point to chase down any break that looked dangerous.

The race was pretty uneventful with a couple guys going off the front, usually from going for primes. I grabbed a $5 prime myself and spent a few laps out there alone. With 15 to go I was in a 4 man break but the guys didn't seem all that interested in working. Quickly back into the field. Round and round we go until 5 to go when another prime was thrown out. One guy went for it and spent the rest of the race off the front until the second to last corner. As soon as we caught him I started sprinting and was first around the corner and held off the field for the win.

MY FIRST WIN! The guy who beat me the day before came in second.

A fabulous weekend!


Kevin Connors said...

It was bound to happen this summer with all the hard work! Way to go!

Ted Diamond said...

Well done, man!