|The start gap that didn’t hold up.|
Last race the plan that worked for me was to get a gap on my competition at the start and just stay out front. Why change a winning strategy? It turns out that the boys have decided that they won’t let me walk away with another race that easily. I get a small gap but they close it back up and at the first set of barriers 2 of them get by me. Scott gets a good gap of his own, I’m in 3rd behind Richard and it feels like he’s going to let Scott go. “Richard we can’t let him go. Punch it!” Richard kicks it up but I still have a little more go so I pass and try to get Scott. I close but lose time at the next set of barriers. It’s an up hill sprint to the finish line. I’m closing on Scott as we reach the end of lap 1. Scott looks back to see how big his gap is and I’m right on his wheel. “Oh Shit’ He is clearly bummed, thinking he had a gap and it’s gone. Lap 2 we swap positions a couple more times, then early lap 3 I get in front and slowly open up a gap. Scott finishes 3rd, Richard 2nd and I’m 1st! Which means that with one race to go I have the series locked up and I scored the big bag of wine bottles. So Asa is happy, twice. I’m all smiles.
|Here we are on the podium! With wine, metals and smiles.|
Our last race of the Sac CX series will be at Laguna del Sol, in Wilton. What I’d like to do is win one more. My motivation is I can finish the best 6 of 8 series with 6 wins for a perfect 300 points, right now I have 299. Only a couple of other racers have a shot at the perfect 300 point season. I’m going to try to go for it. It remains to be seen if I can do it. I know the Grammo Paru is up it.One more time please, wish me luck. by George