A year ago I wasn’t drinking coffee. And I was scared as shit of this woman!
Today I’m pretty comfortable with coffee at this point because I’m drinking it respectfully. This woman.
I’m still scared of! She annihilates on the bike and I’m eager to watch her go pro yo!
Alex, Chris, Eric, Marc and myself.
Pretty heavy hitters! We pow wow’d before the race. The plan was to sit in for the first quarter of the race.
Mr. Lockwood did the coveted storts cat3 move and attack first lap! Well I mean Alex and I switched off every race last season! Haha the pack caught up to Alex about a lap and a half later.
I rolled up next to Eric and said “I’m going.” Right when Alex had hit the front of the peloton. Off I went. I didn’t look back to see how many had leached onto my tail. But once we hit turn one from the start/finish I looked back and didn’t see the rest of the racers!
We had 45 minutes of racing left. Each dude was pulling their own weight at first. But as the laps kept counting down the Folsom bike and iRT dudes kept dragging ass when it was their turn to do work at the front. Yeah we almost lapped the field but whenever I’ve been in a break I give it more than I should at times. My only objective is to stay away and make it safely to the finish.
After pulling the slack for Folsom and iRT at least four times. I saved up enough not to get dropped from the breakaway group on the last lap. The pace slowed ever so slightly for me to use the last of my energy to sprint. Just barely avoiding the horrible three man spill and gingerly coasting to the finish.
I told Eric and Cesar at the start line of the p1/2 that I was spooked from of how fast that crash happened, and if I was sitting third wheel I would’ve for sure gone down too.
Just wanted to say thanks for all of y’all for the endless support and I’ll be signing up for Patterson this Sunday! Yay bikes
(this was the race report I sent to squadra. Sorry it’s not as personal as my normal race write ups usually are.) I’m still ramping up my training/racing again so just hang tight! I’m coming back up to speed
Day 6 - On out way home we split the drive up and stayed in Mt Shasta. For a nice recovery ride we did a 3 mile spin and the 13 ascent up to the old ski bowl at around 7700 ft.
It’s been a great trip and we can’t say enough for the wonderful support we got form our friends at illest - Thanks for letting us represent the Tselli Cycling Team at the 2014 Cascade Cycling Classic.