PR Post Race, 5am Ride & Team Axley 2007
PR Post Race
Last PR of the year and Craig won the Masters! I am sure his commmuter bell scared everyone into submission. Anyhoo I can no longer hold his lack of PR wins over him. Unlike our race it sounds like everyone managed to stay upright.
The Cat 1/2/3 field, on the otherhand appears to need work on cornering in the wet. From what I heard there were 2 or maybe 3 crashes? The only one I heard was on the last prime lap but it was behind me as I was staying on the WoW train. I was surprised by how many people try to bust in on the train.. you want to fight for the wheel of the guy who is being set up. Pushing in front of him will only get you flicked; a good train will stop if you push off the sprinter. My goal, though, wasn't to fight for primes. It was to take advantage of the split and attack (which I did on both primes). The 2nd one worked (probably due to the crash) and I got off in what eventually ended up being several solo laps and a couple with various other riders. I didn't expect to stay out so long, but the rain took a little of the zest out of the chase... a couple times I tried to ease up to let my break-mate recover.. I think I need to learn to be more ruthless and just go. Speaking of ruthless I am sure someone is going to ask why I didn't wait for the crash victims. Well, cause I am not Anton. He's the classy one :)
Side Rant: A lot of dudes where trying to push up into me on the 1st and 2nd prime lap and got a little testy when I pushed them back. 1st pointing out where you want to go does not give you the right to go there. 2nd, I'll let in a guy who will actually hold the wheel. But, if you are going to jack my draft and then gap off don't expect any love from me ever. I ain't gonna yell at ya; but I ain't given you the wheel.
I am not sure who won, but I am sure it was a WoW.. it looked to me like they were 3/4 of the finishing group.
Last time I thanked everyone for just being cool dudes and was ridiculed for my apparent softness. So this time I say screw all of you for not letting me win last night. There, I can be mean too.
Amzingly the 5am ride has been going strong. 2 days in a row. Wow. No ride Thursday; I think this will be the official off day. Friday 5am mellow.. UVillage SBUX
In addition to Team Washington p/b Axley the local team is growing next year as well. Since word is already out we've picked up Ronnie Schmeer, DeLux, The Stallion and Ben Kaplan. I have a couple more bids out but our Cat 1/2 team is looking strong.. but our team is also capped out for '07. On the otherhand our Cat 3/4 team continues to whither. We have some cool dudes, but not enough to really have a full development squad. So... if anyone is interested we have room on both the Cat 3 and 4 teams.