Sally Ride Sally
Ken Young has a pro level sprint. DC Velo has a very well organized lead out, and it was perfect for a course that was damn near impossible to break away on. Trust me, I tried! Medium story short, my cleat broke (speed play), and I coasted in sitting, pedaling with one leg for sixth. Hind site is 20/20, and I should have attacked their lead out with one to go (sitting of course), but I did not. The best break, or the one I thought might be successful had me, Brian Butts, Sean O'Rorke, Mike Githens, Jarred Neiters. Chip Hoover and Josh Frick. The teams were well represented, and everyone was working, the course was just too fast for a break to go.
Dave and I have been rotating who wins the masters race, and it was his turn. We tried to get away, but I think it is possible we may have been marked. When we finally did get away, it was an accident, sprinting for a preme - which I did not get because there was a guy in front of us, who I thought we were lapping. Anyway, with six to go, we went for a preme and brought Chris Hayes from Haymarket with us. He was pulling through well, but with 2 to go, Dave attacked. Hayes brought him back, and I went. Dave bridge across and took the win. The whole time we were off the front we only had about 5 seconds and I was constantly thinking they were going to bring us back. Chris Reagan won the field sprint behind us.
So, on the day I got a 2nd and a 6th.
Today I rode down to the new trail crossing the Potomac on the Eisenhower bridge. Very cool, scenic and wide. It opens a whole new world of training ground, I can't wait to explore. I have never been to the national harbor until today and I can't wait to take the family.
Right now - I just uncorked a bottle of Boogle (cheap but good), and I am listening to my Pandora radio station which includes (I know the James McNeely will appreciate), Ottis Spann, Mark Hummel, Muddy Waters, The Night Hawks, Little Walter, the late KoKo Taylor, Leadbelly, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy - you get the point, I've got the blues with out being blue. I think I am turquoise, you know, green with a touch of blue. But not blue mind you.