Note the mud specks on my face, the rain on my glasses, helmet and flying in the air.
When I'm hurting, this is how I smile.
I felt okay today; nothing was sore before the race. It was supposed to rain, it did, that was okay. It was kind of fun. Vance Creek was the first road race I ever did a few years ago. There is one big hill and my first year I was thrown out the back like yesterday's oatmeal. The year I did it I hung on the hill for the first lap, and was victimized on the second lap.
Today I climbed with the group on the first three (of four) laps and then I was gapped on the descent and worked with a guy named Jason from Olympia Orthopedic (OO) and we closed to within about twenty seconds and then I was spent and Jason was able to bridge up. When we made the turn for the final climb I was only down seventeen seconds. I tried to close it, but could not.
Evo hanging with the lead dogs !!I finished 11th and my time was a full five minutes ahead of the Masters 50+ winning time. They did, however get rained on much harder than we did. Maybe I'll get the nerve to race with those guys sometime.. Maybe.