Back late again. Rained most of the late afternoon/evening. It was wet. And super slick. I’d say more than half the field didn’t make it around the first lap of a 4 mile circuit. Mainly because they were laying on the ground when they should have been going forward.
I sucked. Right from the start. Brian fell about 600 meters into the race. Right in front of me. 1/2 mile from the start, I was in the lead group of 4. I was leading into a left hand corner at about half the speed I would of normally went in the rain and both my wheels went out from under me. I unclipped my inside foot, jammed it into the pavement and propelled myself back upright. This destroyed my ribs for the remainder of the race. If I would of just been a 4 on 1 to 10 scale, I would have maybe won this race. But, I was much closer to a 1. Maybe a 2. I sucked. I rode nearly 1/2 the race. There were only 13 guys left in the front group at that point. I think there were only 28 finishers out of 70 starters.
Chris Hall TT’d the last 3 laps to finish 6th. Bill Stolte made a miraculous recovery from a horrible start to bridge up to a group sprinting for 7th 300 meters from the finish. He jumped them, but was caught on the line to finish 9th.
Tomorrow it’s supposed to rain most of the day. 8 corner criterium downtown at 6:30 pm. Should be a continuation of today. Fun.