Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Murdin comes good

Murdin is brilliant. He rolled off the front of the break with maybe 1K to go last night and held on for the win. It was a good move, taking advantage of what was full-on poker mode in the break and a bit of inexperience.

And, frankly, Murdin showed why it pays not to be a dick. I was in perfect position to chase hime down but chose not to. One reason was knowing that if I did his teammate would be glued to my wheel and I was not at all sure I could out ride him for 1K. The other reason is I like Murdin. There are certain riders that, at a subconcious level, I would have chased just to prevent them from winnning.

With the exception of Tucker, I am sure variations of this calculous took place in everyone's head.

So Murdin's win was the complete package for victory. Good job.

Personally, I was surprised to even be in the break. I hadn't riden in 5 days and felt like crap. I had strength, but no snap which showed in the sprint as I only managed 2nd from the group for 3rd on the night.

I was disappointed, but not bad considering I wasn't event planning on racing for a month. That plan may change, cause it looks like I won't be able to do a weekend race for 2 months or so.. a PR specialist? Naw.. I just can't save enough energy down there. And I am not strong enough to attack all night and still win without a lot of luck.


At Wednesday, May 24, 2006 7:58:00 PM, Anonymous andrew said...

I'm stuck at the office latenight this week. Watching any semblance of form crumble. First missed PR of the year :(

At Friday, May 26, 2006 10:57:00 AM, Blogger P-Dog said...

well, it was a fun race. hopefully you'll be at the next one. and i am not buying your attempts to play down your form!


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