|Superior Race Weekend||BipedZed|
Aug 26, 2002 7:29 AM
|Finished out the road season with the pair of races in Superior.
The Superior Circuit race was the same course as last year, which means rolling 3 mile course with nasty one-lane corners that were coned/barriered off. About 60 starters in the 3s and it stayed pretty much together. Pack Meat coached me through my usual end of race tentativeness and I tried my hardest to get some BAT points but could only muster a pack finish 25th - lost a lot of position in the final corner.
Sunday was the Koppenburg Circuit with a 5.5 mile lap with about half on dirt. The key point in the circuit was a 200 meter 10% climb that was rutted and sandy that got sandier towards the crest and then you were in about 20 yards of loose gravel. I was looking forward to this one because it is more like a cyclocross race where fitness and bike handling are required rather than tight pack cornering skills. It was a good day for me and I ended up hitting the climb in the top 1 or 2 places every lap and cleaned it all 5 times without dabbing or falling. Crested the climb the final time with just Faia and we hauled ass to the finish but I got caught by one other guy and I ended up 3rd. Yesterday gave me confidence that if I ever figure out how to race my bike, I may one day be dangerous.
TF pulled the double this weekend.