Friday, May 05, 2006

Gila

Looks like the skeleton crew that Eclipse sent over to the Tour of the Gila is doing pretty well for themselves so far. Kyle and Shane are racing with a composite team supported by Einsteins bagels. I was checking out the results from the stage 2 road race and it looks like Kyle placed 19th in the pro's, pretty damn good. Their team had three guys in the top twenty for the day. I've done this race a bunch of times, and if you can crack the top twenty in any catagory you are certainly flying. The final climb is about 5.5 miles and averages about 10%, with a couple pitches as steep as 18%. I finished 6th on this stage a couple years ago, and to this day I still think that was one of the best days I've ever had on the bike.

In the 2's Erik Long and Dave Glick must be pedaling the same bike, as they both came in together in 9th and 10th yesterday and also finished virtually tied on time in the opening time trial. We only have three guys racing in the 2's race this year, as a few guys going ended up getting sick last minute or had other commitments. Those two are now sitting 12th and 14th on GC, so I'll be watching the weekend results to see if they can hold it. Wish 'em all good luck. Adios.

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