Lake Washington Velo #3, Carnation Circuit Race

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

Course – Carnation Circuit.  I forget how many laps and I forgot to start my computer.  Duuur :-).  Almost dead flat, awful farm roads (which actually made the race exciting) and some sketchy riders.

Ride food – 2 bottles of water, bag of shot blocks (thanks Brad!)

Breakfast – 1 large bottle of exceed, bagel cream cheese and turkey


For those of you who read regularly, you know I’m out of shape.  WAY out of shape.  I ended last season at 140 pounds and weighed in last night at 169.5.  My goal lately has just been to FINISH a race since I took those two months off and really I haven’t had much luck.

From the second we started racing I felt the best I ever have.  It took every ounce of mental energy NOT to try for the sprint points halfway through.  I stayed pretty much at the front the whole time but on the last lap got caught up with a few folks in turn 3, almost put in the ditch with Ed Ewing but was able to move up at 1k.  Turn 4 came and went and I was still in the race but decided not to sprint.  Who sprints for last?  Looked behind me and saw 20-25 riders and new I was back.

Best part?  I could have gone harder. DAMN! All of the team (especially the new TPR team!) did very well.  I have probably the best teammates around.  Supportive, successful and great friends.  Great work today guys!

Best race of the year. Too bad it was the last of the season :-)

3 Responses to “Lake Washington Velo #3, Carnation Circuit Race”

  • Good job.
    Regarding the last race, you can always “Finish your season with a bang”

    Dessa — August 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm
  • Last race??? Blackberry next weekend!!!

    One Lung — August 23, 2008 at 5:24 pm
  • One Lung… Crits are poop.

    now you know this.

    Brian — August 25, 2008 at 8:09 am
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