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Training Log Archive: Rainbow Unicorn

In the 1 days ending May 9, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Biking1 1:12:00 20.3(16.9/h) 32.67(27.2/h)
  Total1 1:12:00 20.3(3:33) 32.67(2:12)

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Thursday May 9, 2013 #

Biking race 1:12:00 [5] 20.3 mi (16.9 mph)

Suburbocross Ocho.
Awesome to see the Batteries+ crew and catch up with Tom, Matthew, and Andrew. Special guest Phil Nicholas came through town and joined in on the fun as well.
Led the pack on the lead out up the hill, which I think has to be the slowest lead out ever. That quickly changed as we hit Man Hill and the climb over the water tower hill. Tom and one other guy broke out ahead, and I was about 50 meters back in a chase group of 4-5. Things were still pretty tight at that point with racers jockeying for position. Caught up with Tom and company a few times at various checkpoints, but they would always seem to maintain a 50-100 meter gap on us. I rode with Dittmer and Mike for about the first half of the course, then Dittmer fell off the back on a road section as well. We tried to catch those guys several times, but I think when we would get close, they pushed a little bit harder too. Frustrating to have them in eyesight the whole race, but not be able to catch them!
Mike and I took a wrong turn at the end, instigated be some course markings from last fall. That was a bummer way to finish up the ride, but we didn't lose any places in the end, still finishing in spots 3 & 4.
Tom had a great ride and smoked the finish at the end against a strong rider. My only regret was not being there to see it! Makes me really want to get a cyclocross bike!

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