Thursday, July 30, 2009

rr nationals

hard race i got 2nd, attacked on the 3rd lap bridged up to a hammer ride max durtschi, we stayed away the rest of the time (4laps of the same course we did as the last day of cascade), steven black solo bridged just as max attacked and dropped me, super impressiver ride by steven, I think he may have been the strongest guy today.  so durtschi jumped me, with ~4k to go, steven caught me with ~1k to go.  I was able to beat steven in the sprint for 2nd, and him 3rd...awesome for two d20 guys on the podium.  pretty happy with 2nd, but i thnk there must have been some things i could do to win.  oh well, still the tt and the crit, if i can podium in the tt i'll be ecstatic.  thanks to all the support from everyone this year...sue hefler=best coach ever.

6 comments:

ck said...

Keep it rollin'..I think you all of MABRA is cheering for you guys!

K-country said...

I think all of MABRA...

chuck hutch said...

Right on! It goes without saying that is a ride you will always remember.

bethbikes said...

That was a HUGE field! That took some serious guts to make that leap and jump out there to bridge up to the eventual winner. Imagine if you hadn't gone for it? Taking those chances is what separates Silver medalists from the mid-packers. You and Steve both deserve all the accolades you get (and so does Sue!). About 1/2 of your success can probably be attributed your fitness, and the other 1/2 to your mental fortitude, desire, drive, and willingness to suffer. Pretty amazing things to have at such a young age. Your parents probably deserve a little credit for that too. Great job, Nate.

John Raley said...

May I have your autograph now so it's worth MORE money when you go Pro??
:)

steven said...

thanks i wrote a blog about it too!