Sunday, March 04, 2007

KOM and 5th on the Day!

Just got back into town from the Red River Stage Race up in Globe, AZ. This was originally scheduled to be a three day stage race based on points, but after almost having to cancel the race due to low pre-registration, the format was changed to an omnium, meaning that y0u could register for individual stages, which was what most of our team did.

So yesterday was a 90 minute criterium, that featured two 15% grade hills on the 1 km long course. Not much to say about this race other than I did not feel my best and was spit out the back about twenty minutes in, which led to spectator status shortly thereafter. Just don't have the high end fitness right now, hopefully that will change over the next month or so.

Today was much better. I think I may have benefited from the 16 oz. T-Bone that I polished off for dinner last night, much to the chagrin of my teammates present at the table! Anyway, I went to cover a move about two miles into the race, which turned into an eighty-nine mile six man breakaway. Picked up the King of the Mountains on the way out, unfortunately made the wrong side of the split once things started to heat up on the main climb that came about twenty miles from the finish, but was still able to hang on for a solid 5th place on the day. The course was beautiful, with Roosevelt Lake to the east and the Superstition Mountains to the west. A good day on the bike. Adios.

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