Tuesday, 12 May 2009

12/05/2009

Commute:
Rode the SS to work so I could race it afterwards.

Flat Hill Dirt Crits:
Rocked up early to the crit and rode a few laps. The first bit of single track was tight but with practice i was feeling ok about it.

I started poorly, and while i got around 5th, 4th and 3rd place Rohin and Jimmy put a gap into me. About 10 minutes in I caught them both, Jimmy cramped just as I got to him, a lap later as i was starting to put pressure onto Rohin I crashed and banged my knee hard. Rohin put a gap into me.

I gave myself half a dozen easy pedal strokes then told myself it wasn't an excuse to slow down and got back on the gas. I worked hard and caught up to him again at around 20 minutes in. Then I got dizzy and was hyperventilating and had to back off. Rohin put a gap into me.

I eventually got it back together and started to work hard..... but I never really got close again.

I was happy about how I was railing the single track, especially the first section of trees.

For coming 2nd I scored a couple of tubes... they even have French valves! :)

After the race Rohin and I hit some trails with Eddie Wilson who'd been riding past.

PMPW: 91kg

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