Saturday Davis crit was a good change of pace for me.
away for the weekend with my family and two really good friends was
just what I needed to keep my mind body and soul fresh.
After a long drive to downtown San Francisco, we arrived at the beautiful W hotel room and relaxed before having some Italian food in little Italy.
The day of the race was stress free, got there and met all the wonderful people who put on the race and prepared to get busy.
The race was straightforward. All breaks came back and that means we will have a field sprint.
The end was tricky for me because I really didn't know who to follow and what wheel I could trust.
came out the second to last corner 6th wheel and that proved to be too
far back. As I saw the gap from me to first place I thought my race was
over and maybe I’ll get 3rd. However as I approached the line I noticed
almost everyone in the saddle struggling to make it to the line as I
was still powering out some watts (1760) 40.8mph and I said, holy crap,
I could still win. It came down to a bike throw at the line and boom, I
Sundays race in SLO was the best racecourse I have done
in sometime. The course was something you would find on the east coast
and never in California.
With two little uphill pitches and a narrow brick section it was a race
full of attacks and counter attacks which is very uncharacteristic for
a local race. This race had a NRC feel to it.
My goal for this
race was to work as hard as I could during the race and sprint at the
end. Everything worked out. I raced very hard. I covered, moved,
attacked and closed gaps all day and was able to sprint at the end
where I beat Ken Hanson (team type 1) and Jeremiah Wiscovitch (scvelo)
to take my 4th win in a row. I wasn't able to do the 1760 watts but I
did get 1630 at 40.3mph. The difference was this finish had a slight
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