Monday, May 2, 2011 - Race ReportsSo, it's been a few days of racing here at Gila. Spoiler alert, they were hard and they all hurt.
The time trial on Friday was the time trial. It hurt and it wasn't that fast. So that wasn't good. Jeremy Vennell rode a quality time to finish second.
The crit on Saturday had some drama. Overall, high altitude crits aren't that fun. For me, I wasn't hurting that bad, but I also couldn't do anything either. I think I've felt that way before.
So the drama was the officials and Dave Towle yelling one lap to go when it was actually 2. So what do you do when this happens? There is no good answer, you wait and they decide to score it a lap earlier. You don't wait and they say, "Oops, sorry." I'd like to say that's bike racing, but it really isn't.
Sunday's Gila Monster was interesting and different. The break didn't go till after the first climb and then it was rolled in over the second. There was a basically a lot of chasing going on. The third climb wasn't nice to me and that was it.
Since the race we've been on our way to Fayetteville, AR for Joe Martin. Two days of driving down, only one to go.