Wow, what a great weekend on the bike! Temecula was such a good crowd and Ian came through with an stellar performance.
I didn’t fare so well. I felt a little congested Saturday morning, but still wanted to give it a try. I went out strong and won the dam climb – fifty bucks in my pocket there! But, about 50 miles in, I started feeling pretty tired and sore. I could feel that I was fighting off a cold and didn’t want to go down that road. I decided to stop after lap 6 (60 miles) and just enjoy the company in the pits. My excuse that I rode from Canada to Mexico this year, got me off the hook for this one.
I wasn’t sure where Ian was, as I hadn’t seen him all day. I checked out the results and Ian was on the same lap as me and in 2nd place for the beginners. So, I stayed in the pit waiting for him to come in and pushed him back out as quick as he came in. He was riding strong and consistent. What a great first race. When he came back around after lap 7, we told him what place he was in and that he had to go back out. Ian rolled in from lap 8 right around 8:00, which didn’t leave him time for a 9th lap. His classification might have been a little screwy, as he wasn’t announced for the podium. He would have won the beginner category, but we’re still waiting to hear what happened with that. Anyhow, congrats to Ian on a super stellar performance. I’m so proud!
And, thanks to Todd, Brendan and Dave for being great support while also kicking butt in the 5 person open category on singlespeeds. It was good to see everyone out there.