Saturday we packed up Dustin’s and my car and rolled to Gig Harbor fore the LWV #2/ Gig Harbor Circuit Race. Greg was planning to go back to back with the masters A/B and then the Cat 3 race. Well, turns out he WON the Masters A/B race so the pressure was on to put him at the line in the 3’s.
One thing I have learned over the course of this year is that there are a lot of strong threes. Speeds are up overall, more folks are coming out and throwing down some serious power. At the same time though it seems that (1) there are a lot of whiny bitches racing now as well as (2) people just can’t handle their damn bike.
Listen, people are going to bump into you, it’s a fact of life. Teams are going to block and not drag the pack up to their guy in the break. DON’T sit there and shout, go around and make the race. There is a lot of bitching out there and it really needs to stop. You just look like a fool.
My race ended on the second lap while Brad and I were at the front hoping Greg would get a little more distance on the pack. As folks tried to come around us, I put a serious push to stay in the front 10 and then SNAP… My chain flew off my bike and I racked my “man package” on the top tube as well as popping my hip a good one. Man it hurt but I was able to keep everything upright. It was now a long walk back to the car.
So Greg caught the right break and ended up getting third and Brad, Dustin and Aaron all placed within the top 15. Great finish for all except me of course. Par for the season I guess.