We have had a nice relaxing morning, and now we are sitting in a very cool coffee shop Spill the Beans with free wireless and a perfect view of Turn 1 on the race course. The juiniors are racing now and there is a solo breakaway rider and Nate Brown is in the final process of bridging up to him. So soon there will be two off the front! I am totally impressed with these juniors – at least five of them could (and probably will) race and finish our Pro/1/2/3 race in a couple hours.
Wow, it was a great fun evening with my team taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Philip Thompson, Jacob Tubbs, and Sammy Flores) in the Category 3 race and then taking 3rd and 4th (Stuart Lamp and Darryl Seelhorst) in the Pro race. There were a lot of attacks but nothing was getting away. Each guy in the team including me made it into some breaks and worked hard to try to control the group. In the end, Stuart initiated a move with two or three laps to go that Matt Winstead and Cleve Blackwell bridged up to. Stuart held on for a strong 3rd place finish and Darryl took the field sprint for 4th place. I got a little confused and thought there was one more lap to go so my finish wasn’t that great, but it doesn’t matter because overall we had an awesome night!