Tour of Lawrence – Too Early

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I got up and drove over to ride the master’s warm-up race at 8:30 am. I’m not much for racing early, but that isn’t too bad. It was already hot. I stopped and got some coffee after my pie and berries for breakfast.

There were a fair amount of guys at the start. Maybe 50 or more. Anyway, I don’t ever hardly race master’s races. Maybe once every couple years, so I don’t have a feel of how they go. This one didn’t really go. Finally on the 4th out of 5 laps, I put in a small dig on a hill and there were only 4 of us left. I wasn’t feeling bad. But, not good either.

So, it came down to the last hill, 300 meters before the finish. I don’t know if I won or not. It was pretty close. I took off on the hill, then got passed by some guy. I’m not sure who it was. The other two were gapped. I sat for a bit and came by him at 200 meters, but it was too early maybe. We threw our bikes at the line. I rarely don’t know if I won or not, but this is one of those instances. I didn’t go back to check.

Driving back to Topeka now, hopefully get to see the end of the Tour. I think it is a good finish for Cadel other than Gilbert. Back again to race at 5:30 pm. It is supposed to rain this afternoon. The course was super slick last year wet. I hope it holds off.

Break climbing the hill.

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