|PJ looks good in orange!
Photo by Velogrrl
|PJ, Pete, Ben and Geoff lined up before the race
Photo by Bevan Brookfield
The Cat 5 race was a blast. We had four Spidermonkey’s in the race and decided that Pete Monko would be the guy. Ben Sparks, Geoff Pomerantz, and I all stayed up near the front and kept attacking the field. I actually sprinted down the back side three times to cut the field off before turn 3 and then would hammer it all the way to the finish line just trying to thin the field and tire guys out. Pete tried to break away after one of these attacks and I attempted to block, but it wasn’t successful. Last lap Pete had my wheel coming around turn 3/4, and we seemed to be in perfect alignment for the finishing stretch. But when I went to step on the gas nothing came out and told Pete he had to go it alone. At that point some faster wheels were already to far ahead of us and Pete ended up with 8th place. All in all, we practiced some great tactics and seemingly had things lined up to place. The experience should serve us well in applying to future races. Thanks Drew for coaching and strategizing with us for this race.
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