Monday, March 30, 2009
This year's Jeff cup was pretty easy to sit in, but hard to stay off the front. On the 4th lap I tried to shatter the field on the rise past the start finsh, and even manage to string it out and break it up into little groups, but before the next hill most everyone was back. On that same lap I got away with Mike Githens and we were drilling it, but still got caught - he is pretty strong. On the last lap on the climb Brian Butts and 3 others got away. DC Velo and Richmond Pro strung it out trying to real them in, but never made contact. A DC Velo guy tried a solo bridge before the turn onto the start finish. In the field, Ryan DeWald was on my wheel for a lead out. At 1K I started the lead out, and we flew by the DC Velo guy. At around 500 meters I heard DeWald laughing and when I looked back, we were well clear of the field , so we rode in easy side by side talking for 5th and 6th. Brian Got beat in the break away sprint in a photo finish. So, we got 2nd, 5th, 6th, a broken rear derailer hanger, 2 flat and outs and 2 crashes. Lame.
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