On Saturday morning we had the hill climb up the West side of the National Monument. It was an ITT which was a little over 4miles. I had done a couple efforts up this side to test my time before this weekend but never got less than 17min. I went off 30sec before Kevin and Brent 30sec behind him. I knew that would give me the little extra push. Though in the end Kevin beat me by 7second. I ended up getting a time 15:58.00 which was a lot faster than my fastest time ever up it, so that was a plus.
Then later that night was the crit out on the go-cart track off I-70. We got there early and watched the pro go. It was single file the whole race and rally fast, with a lot of tight corners. Our race did not go off until 7:15p.m. so we were under the lights for a twilight crit which was awesome. The race started and was single file after the first lap. I started in the second row and worked the first two laps to get up into the top 5. I made sure to not go any deeper then 5th wheel the whole race. About 5laps in the pack was split into two groups. Kevin and I were in the first group and did a lot of attacks to keep the gap growing. Kevin and I were attacking and counter-attacking all night, it was awesome. The group closed on one of Kevins break when I counter attacked and no one followed. There were about 7laps left and know was I was going to survive that whole time by myself. Lucky for me a FLC rider bridged up and we worked together the rest of the race out front. The laps were fast so we were each pulling 1 lap before the other would pull threw. Lucky for me it worked out that he was pulling the last lap. Though he did try to lose me with 1 to go by throwing down a hard attack. I managed to hold on for dear life. Coming into the last corner he gapped me though I was able to close it and come around him for the win at the very end.
It was awesome; we had a tone of friends and family out there as well as a lot of the community supporters of the team, which made it even better. Kind of funny because I won our home crit. last year and this year. Both times I wasn’t even thinking about the win but managed to pull them off.
The RR was Sunday. The winds were in the 30-40mph which sucked. We were single file all day on the yellow line. I got popped on the 3rd lap of 4 on the last climb. From there I just took it easy into the finish, finishing 15th.
Now we have this weekend off from racing, due to this weekend being cancelled, which turns out to be good because I think I may be coming down with a cold or something.