I promise you that a Race Report from Rev3 Cedar Point is coming. I just haven’t had the time and patience to upload my photos. Also, I’m not sure how I want to write it.
In the meantime, this past weekend I raced my new ERC road bike at the Kissena Fall Classic on Saturday morning. It started with a furly ride over to Prospect Park and then my Cat 5 race started at 6:35am. My goal was to hang with Serge and his friend Paul. The two of them have been racing together lately and have had great results. My plan was just to hang in as long as I could because my last few races I’ve died in the last lap or 2.
The first 2, of 5, laps of the park were strong. I started to get worried about how much it was going to take to stay with the pack. But then laps 3 and 4 became a little more civilized. Still, absolutely no organization. As we started lap 5 I began to move up to the front. I knew I had choices. I could either stay in the pack for the sprint, or risk a big pull up front for Serge and Paul. I chose the later. I positioned myself about 5 back from the front as 2 guys made a breakaway attempt. Nobody really wanted to chase it down. I could tell Serge was getting antsy. He had done a lot of work in the front already. About half way through the lap I pulled in front of Serge and tried to keep the pace high for as long as possible. I pulled until my legs popped. Then I pulled out and let the pack battle the sprint.
I’m super happy with this race. I could have stayed with the main pack for the sprint but chose to help a friend. That’s a huge improvement in my book. Can’t wait to race bikes next season.