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What do you mean this is silly?

Univest is still a great race

Even though Univest didn’t go the way I envisioned I still believe it is one of the best weekends of racing.  Every year this race has incrementally gotten better.

Jason Baer asked me at the start Saturday if I’ve done all of them, heck he’s probably done just as many, and I believe the count is officially seven starts.

Sadly I’ve pretty much stank in every one.  I have a terrible track record in the road race with only two finishes and my best result being something in the top 25?

Robbie King capped off a strong season with a well deserved and deserving of recognition 10th in the RR, 9th in the Crit and 7th on GC.

Me?  Another DNF in the RR and a first ever DNF in the crit.  I was just off, legs and lungs were good but I couldn’t make myself suffer at all.  I made it to the second KOM of  Eichle Road but was just off the back at the top and then surfed the caravan for the next five miles to just turn around and go back to the feed zone.  My only consolation being that nearly half the field was already gone at this point.

Funny side note: Gengster slipped on the way up Eichle (which is 28% incline according to my Garmin) and had to run to the top.  Vid of the races should be here.

Sunday was a bit better but Clayton (who flatted twice AND crashed in the RR), Robbie and Bobby were clearly on better form (Bill joined us today too) so I volunteered for early duty and covered what I could and help in positioning for the finale with all I had left.  From lap 10 to 3 I just kept repeating in my mind, ‘Robbie and Clayton, Robbie and Clayton” so I could give every ounce I had and force myself to help them.  Clayton found himself off the front on the last lap but was caught with 200m to go.  Yournotasfastasmeshenko smoked everyone.

What’s next?  DC crit on the 21st and start of some cyclocross but I’m not sure I’m gonna be able to hold any kind of form.  I’m really thinking I might need to take my two weeks off the bike soon.  I’ll need to talk with the coach.


1 Comment»

  Smoolko wrote @

7 times with no luck….but you keep going back…true mark of a cyclist…its not always how you win but how you surf the advirsity too…i think youre over due for a trip back to up…tell z we can show him a better time and not 30 with rain hopefully hahaha

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