Monday, August 17, 2009

millersburg

i did the tour of millersburg this past weekend, it was a good race, i guess it is still relatively new, but it was a fun, and we had a big team for it.  the first stage was a 9.5 mi tt, i felt alright, did a mediocre ride i guess...didnt score points...time gap didnt really matter cuz it was a points based gc.  the crit was fun, it was a very hard course i thought, with a hard hill and fairly technical.  on i think the first lap chuck hutcheson attacked, i bridged up then sean barrie and my teammate jacob came up and a few later two more came up.  we were able to work together well and stay away.  i tried to split it up but everyone in the break was quite strong.  in the end i was 4th, jacob was 6th cuz he was cramping up.  the rr, ended up being fun, but most of the time sucked.  it was 90mi and pretty hot, for some reason i felt pretty bad all day i was covering attacks and stuff but my legs were just like not feeling super good...and i was hot, i was having my jersey unzipped and stuff.  there was a lot attacking but nothing really got much gap, i guess though by the last lap people were tired enough to let something go, bcs i got off the front with sean barrie, a PA guy, and pete whitlock.  we worked well and were able to get the gap up to ~1min which ended up being enough. with a few k left sean attacked and him and i got rid of the other two, then luckily/surprisingly i was able to beat him in the sprint for the win.  i was pretty pumped, especially since ive had a decent amount of 2nds and 3rds this year.  i finished the race 2nd gc, we also had jacob in 7th and todd in 9th, not bad for 3 in the top 10!

glad i did tour of millersburg, as it is my last race with the team for the year as im leaving for colorado on wedensda.y.  its been a great year, and great riding with the team, everyone is really awesome and i've had a blast!  it is weird feeling that racing season is probably pretty much over now, maybe a few in co, but i am used to racing through mid september with turkey day, etc.  so i guess just more recovery or something like that this off season.

7 comments:

Sigberto said...

well done nate.

the collegiate season starts pretty early, usually mid-february... so enjoy the time off. it might not really be "extra."

kate e flore said...

Good luck out in CO! Keep us all in the loop via your blog if you find time - college life will keep you more than busy I am sure!

Nate Wilson said...

thanks guys, im not sure how much collegiate racing im gonna do, might just focus on the normal season more, but we'll see

RayMan AKA StingRay said...

Awesome job at Millersburg.
Good luck with college.

chuck hutch said...

Hey, you have been riding like a champ. There is no doubt that a contract looms in your future, and I am sure that many experienced strong riders would trade you places in a second to be in your shoes with your future.

Matt Neigh said...

congratulations Nate! fantastic season, it's been a pleasure reading about/watching your development into a top notch stone cold killa! Good luck in CO, enjoy.

John Raley said...

Slap-Happy Booty-Spankin Season, Bruh.

Enjoy the Rockies.