Tuesday, August 4, 2009

nationals re-cap

so the other two events i did were the tt and the crit.  the time trial was the same course we did at cascade, it was 24k's mostly up on the way out and mostly down on the way back.  luckily i was able to borrow a trainer to warm-up on from matt spinks...this was pretty important for me, cuz for tt's i do way better i think if i get a good warm up on a trainer then riding on the roads.  i felt pretty good in the tt, i think i didn't go as fast as i should've on the way back...i was having trouble deciding when to just spin really fast vs. tucking...with the jr gears it was fairly spun out coming back.  i crossed the leader board 6th, but with the bottom 3 still to come, i knew i would probaby finish 9th...which i did.  my time was i think 36:41.  i was pretty happy...would've been nice to be on the podium, but i feel like tt's are one of my weaker points...definitely want to improve it for next year...th eonly thing that sucked is that i was only 1s out of 8th and 3s out of 7th...it always sux getting beat by less than 5s.  a really impressive ride i thought by a mabra guy was in the 15-16 with michael reidenbach, getting on to the podium in 5th...on his road bike, he converted it kind of with clip on bars, but everyone ahead of him and full tt setup with disk wheel etc...and most behind him, talk about a tt monster.   i myselft with my fancy disk wheel, trispoke, etc only beat him by like 1s and hes only 16 ! nice ride michael!

the crit....uhh i felt bad, finshed in the bunch, tried to be in some breaks early on but my legs were cracked, i had the jersey unzipped about 1.5 laps into it i knew it was gonna be rough.  i felt kinda light headed and thought about dropping out, but decided to hang in and finish, i ended up finishing dead last person to get same time as the pack...51st i think.  steven black got 3rd again! nice, with an impressive bridge to a break in the closing laps.

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