Last year at the Air Force Cyling Classic the average speed was over 29 MPH for 93 miles. Ouch!
Last year Magnus Backstedt flexed at the Clarendon Cup. Ouch!
I am lucky to be able to do these races in the Pro events. I would hate to be on the sidelines watching it and I am glad we get the invite. Word on the street is that in the road race the big pro teams are going to keep it together for a field sprint, or for a 'what's left of the' field sprint.
Battley Harley is going to look good because:
This year, we have Jonathan Page so we have a top level sprinter.
Russ is focused on these races, and he always puts on a good show.
Dave Fuentes is injury free this year and this last week his motor seems to be dialed in.
I heared DC Velo got in, that's cool - it increases the probability of locals getting in the results.
The only down side is my rear wheel situation. (in order of racing wheel preference)
Wheel 1 - Cosmic, spokes taken out at Bike Jam by a front skewer, with mavic for repair
Wheel 2 - Mavic Team CSC, spokes broke on first ride out of box, at shop being rebuilt
Wheel 3 - Ultegra, super heavy, spoke broke at Ricola, going to try to get it fixed today.
Wheel 4 - Mavic Performance, piece of junk, but it is straight and works.
See you out there!