Seward Park 4-10-08

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Bike – BMC SL01 51-35 (Q-rings) x 11-21 Ksyrium SL wheels.

Race Food – Water, Gu Shot.

What Brian Learned Today.  Warm up is critical.  No, strike that… a GOOD warm up is critical, especially when you haven’t had a substantial ride in a week.  I was in the middle or sitting on the back struggling for the first 15 laps last night.  Side stitch, cramped legs, sore back, you name it and I had it.  I felt pretty bad that Dustin, Greg, Tony and Brad were doing a ton of work while I was doing my best just to hang on.  When we dipped under 10 laps to go a suddenly felt better and pushed my way up to the front next to Greg and on the Prime lap drove the pack to the line with Dustin and as we crossed and slowed Greg shot off on the left hand side with two others.  Perfect move!  With 2 laps to go Greg and the other two had 10 seconds on the pack and I knew that if it came down to an uphill sprint Greg would have it in the bag.

And he did.  Greg K with the win!

Dustin got 6th and the rest of us finished pretty much in the middle.  I can’t say I am happy with my ENTIRE race but I’m glad I was able to turn it around.

This weekend is starting to look really good!  I have pretty much decided I am racing both days.  If you see me there, smack me in the face and tell me to warm up, unless I AM warming up, then just smack me.  If you all aren’t doing anything Saturday or Sunday afternoon come on out to watch some great racing.  Saturday at Volunteer Park on Capital Hill and Sunday at Boat Street in the U-District.

Now… It’s time to go to work.

4 Responses to “Seward Park 4-10-08”

  • How many more upgrade points was that for Greg? :)

    STOKED I AM — April 11, 2008 at 7:51 am
  • none! right?

    Brian — April 11, 2008 at 9:52 am
  • No points for weekday Seward B-Snyder.

    Dustin — April 11, 2008 at 10:23 am
  • Seward and PR results count for upgrade points.

    STOKED I AM — April 11, 2008 at 1:59 pm
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