Race day for me started at 0600 in the morning. Windy, sunny, and yet a little chill in the air. Racing at 1630 in the afternoon is not an easy feat. You have a lot going against you during this time, and nothing more was going to go against me than the 30 mph head winds we had all day long.
The Historic Riverton Criterium is a top notch local race. It takes place on beautiful tree lined streets in South Jersey's Riverton, passing the local police department, library, middle school, a church, and the promoter's own house, all in a quick 1:36 lap.
Today was a rather slow news day in the professional peleton, but I managed to stumble upon an article on Velonews on How to Split Race Winnings.
The 2014 Naval Yard Criterium is permitted and up on BikeReg. We're happy to be in our 4th year of promoting this race in Philadelphia's blossoming Navy Yard, and hopeful that you are able to attend.
The last race of the South Jersey Spring Series was quite an exciting race for me to finish the series with. After the first few weeks of finishing in the top ten I knew going into this race I had a chance of finishing the series in the top three with a decent result this day.
Grant's Tomb is located right on Columbia University's campus in West Harlem on the island of Manhattan. West is a pretty loose term when you're describing a section of an island that's about 2 miles wide in total, but it is definitely a unique portion of the city being right on the Hudson River (more details on that later).
After this long, cold, and snowy winter I was excited and nervous about the first race of the year. I thought I was fit but I had no idea how good or bad the other riders in the race would be. My initial plan was to sit in the field and wait for the sprint. That plan lasted all of 2 laps when the field slowed and I threw a little attack.
Racing season is right around the corner!
Keith Hatton and I raced the Men's 3/4 race at Stoudts cross. The course had a number of uphill sections, some mildly off camber downhill sections, and a technical stone step-up. I knew from my warm up laps that the course was going be very tiring, which suites me well. Keith had a first row start spot and I managed to sneak up to the 2nd row for the start.
In traditional fashion, Steve has won another national championship this past week at the Masters National Championship in Indianapolis, putting down an impressive 2:36.468 time for the 2000m individual pursuit. Congratulations to Steve!